Book Group: Supporting Learning by Teaching Metacognition

The book this group will read is Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation, by Saundra Yancy McGuire.

Students returning to in-person instruction after remote learning report that it is hard to maintain focus and motivation. In Teaching Students How to Learn, Saundra McGuire offers practical, evidence-based strategies that enable instructors to embed metacognitive practices in their courses, reducing obstacles to success. McGuire, chemist and former director of Louisiana State University’s Center for Academic Success, also provides a broader framework promoting empathy and equity.

The first meeting will focus on McGuire’s framework (the opening chapters of the book), and the 4-5 subsequent meetings will include very light reading assignments, time focused on implementing McGuire’s strategies, and opportunities for participants to share and process their reading experiences. If you’re interested in small, practical changes that can have a big impact on student learning, join us.

This book group is co-sponsored by Writing in the Disciplines.

To register, please fill out the form on this page. Books will be provided to those who register.