Teach Students How to Learn Book
Score: 3.5
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Teach Students How to Learn

  • Author : Saundra Yancy McGuire
  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2015-10-14
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620363188

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Miriam, a freshman Calculus student at Louisiana State University, made 37.5% on her first exam but 83% and 93% on the next two. Matt, a first year General Chemistry student at the University of Utah, scored 65% and 55% on his first two exams and 95% on his third—These are representative of thousands of students who decisively improved their grades by acting on the advice described in this book. What is preventing your students from performing according to expectations? Saundra McGuire offers a simple but profound answer: If you teach students how to learn and give them simple, straightforward strategies to use, they can significantly increase their learning and performance. For over a decade Saundra McGuire has been acclaimed for her presentations and workshops on metacognition and student learning because the tools and strategies she shares have enabled faculty to facilitate dramatic improvements in student learning and success. This book encapsulates the model and ideas she has developed in the past fifteen years, ideas that are being adopted by an increasing number of faculty with considerable effect. The methods she proposes do not require restructuring courses or an inordinate amount of time to teach. They can often be accomplished in a single session, transforming students from memorizers and regurgitators to students who begin to think critically and take responsibility for their own learning. Saundra McGuire takes the reader sequentially through the ideas and strategies that students need to understand and implement. First, she demonstrates how introducing students to metacognition and Bloom’s Taxonomy reveals to them the importance of understanding how they learn and provides the lens through which they can view learning activities and measure their intellectual growth. Next, she presents a specific study system that can quickly empower students to maximize their learning. Then, she addresses the importance of dealing with emotion, attitudes, and motiv

Schools of Thought Book

Schools of Thought

  • Author : Rexford Brown
  • Publisher : Jossey-Bass
  • Release Date : 1993-08-10
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076001505150

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As a result of his visits to classrooms across the nation, Brown has compiled an engaging, thought-provoking collection of classroom vignettes which show the ways in which national, state, and local school politics translate into changed classroom practices. "Captures the breadth, depth, and urgency of education reform".--Bill Clinton.

Freshman Year of Life Book
Score: 5
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Freshman Year of Life

  • Author : MindSumo
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2017-04-11
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250071194

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How do you get a fulfilling job after college? What if you're still living with your parents? What's it like navigating hook-ups, dating, and new friendships outside campus life? Millions of books, blog posts, personal essays, and advice columns are written about college, but what about after college? Those first few years of finding your footing in the real world are filled with transitional crises and fraught introspection. You’re a freshman all over again. The thirty-eight stories in Freshman Year of Life tell the truth about life beyond college graduation from the voices of people a few years out. Some of their experiences are funny, some heartwarming; some are about their successes, and others reflect their failures. There are stories about going from a committed college relationship to casual dating in an unfamiliar city, navigating a toxic work environment, learning how to stay patient in a part of your life that isn’t defined by semesters and finals, and tackling the task of making new friends, something you may not have had to do since college orientation. The stories in Freshman Year of Life are just the beginning. There are a multitude of different experiences out there, and one of them will be your own. It’s not the end of the conversation; it’s the start. Find out how these writers survived their freshman year of life: Aaron Gilbreath • Aileen Garcia • Alana Massey • Alexandra Molotkow • Alison Gilbert • Ashley Ford • Bijan Stephen • Cameron Summers • Carvell Wallace • Chloe Angyal • Emily Gould • Eric Anthony Glover • Gala Mukomolova • Jamie Lauren Keiles • Jason Diamond • Jenny Zhang • Justin Warner • Kevin Nguyen • Kristin Russo • Lane Moore • Laura Willcox • Lauren Wachenfeld • Lincoln Blades • Lori Adelman • Mara Wilson • Mira Gonzalez • Molly Soda • Myisha Battle • Nia King • Nisha Bhat • Paulette Perhach • Sam Zabell • Sarah Mirk • Scaachi Koul • Shannon Keating • Skyla

My Freshman Year Book
Score: 3
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My Freshman Year

  • Author : Rebekah Nathan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-07-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 0143037471

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After fifteen years of teaching anthropology at a large university, Rebekah Nathan had become baffled by her own students. Their strange behavior—eating meals at their desks, not completing reading assignments, remaining silent through class discussions—made her feel as if she were dealing with a completely foreign culture. So Nathan decided to do what anthropologists do when confused by a different culture: Go live with them. She enrolled as a freshman, moved into the dorm, ate in the dining hall, and took a full load of courses. And she came to understand that being a student is a pretty difficult job, too. Her discoveries about contemporary undergraduate culture are surprising and her observations are invaluable, making My Freshman Year essential reading for students, parents, faculty, and anyone interested in educational policy.

Please Don t Kill the Freshman Book
Score: 1.5
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Please Don t Kill the Freshman

  • Author : Zoe Trope
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2004-07-27
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9780060529383

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A memoir of the then-fifteen-year-old author's high school experience to that point, in which diary entries reflect her struggles, angst, and rebellion.

Your Turn Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Your Turn

  • Author : Julie Lythcott-Haims
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250137784

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New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims is back with a groundbreakingly frank guide to being a grown-up What does it mean to be an adult? In the twentieth century, psychologists came up with five markers of adulthood: finish your education, get a job, leave home, marry, and have children. Since then, every generation has been held to those same markers. Yet so much has changed about the world and living in it since that sequence was formulated. All of those markers are choices, and they’re all valid, but any one person’s choices along those lines do not make them more or less an adult. A former Stanford dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising and author of the perennial bestseller How to Raise an Adult and of the lauded memoir Real American, Julie Lythcott-Haims has encountered hundreds of twentysomethings (and thirtysomethings, too), who, faced with those markers, feel they’re just playing the part of “adult,” while struggling with anxiety, stress, and general unease. In Your Turn, Julie offers compassion, personal experience, and practical strategies for living a more authentic adulthood, as well as inspiration through interviews with dozens of voices from the rich diversity of the human population who have successfully launched their adult lives. Being an adult, it turns out, is not about any particular checklist; it is, instead, a process, one you can get progressively better at over time—becoming more comfortable with uncertainty and gaining the knowhow to keep going. Once you begin to practice it, being an adult becomes the most complicated yet also the most abundantly rewarding and natural thing. And Julie Lythcott-Haims is here to help readers take their turn.

The Complete Book of Colleges Book

The Complete Book of Colleges

  • Author : The Princeton Review
  • Publisher : Princeton Review
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 1154
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525568117

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No one knows colleges better than The Princeton Review! Inside The Complete Book of Colleges, 2020 Edition, students will find meticulously researched information that will help them narrow their college search.

How Learning Works Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

How Learning Works

  • Author : Susan A. Ambrose
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-04-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0470617608

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Praise for How Learning Works "How Learning Works is the perfect title for this excellent book. Drawing upon new research in psychology, education, and cognitive science, the authors have demystified a complex topic into clear explanations of seven powerful learning principles. Full of great ideas and practical suggestions, all based on solid research evidence, this book is essential reading for instructors at all levels who wish to improve their students' learning." —Barbara Gross Davis, assistant vice chancellor for educational development, University of California, Berkeley, and author, Tools for Teaching "This book is a must-read for every instructor, new or experienced. Although I have been teaching for almost thirty years, as I read this book I found myself resonating with many of its ideas, and I discovered new ways of thinking about teaching." —Eugenia T. Paulus, professor of chemistry, North Hennepin Community College, and 2008 U.S. Community Colleges Professor of the Year from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education "Thank you Carnegie Mellon for making accessible what has previously been inaccessible to those of us who are not learning scientists. Your focus on the essence of learning combined with concrete examples of the daily challenges of teaching and clear tactical strategies for faculty to consider is a welcome work. I will recommend this book to all my colleagues." —Catherine M. Casserly, senior partner, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching "As you read about each of the seven basic learning principles in this book, you will find advice that is grounded in learning theory, based on research evidence, relevant to college teaching, and easy to understand. The authors have extensive knowledge and experience in applying the science of learning to college teaching, and they graciously share it with you in this organized and readable book." —From the Forew

Life s Little Instruction Book Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Life s Little Instruction Book

  • Author : H. Jackson Brown
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Conduct of life
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 1558532161

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A few years ago, Jack Brown jotted down a list of fatherly advice for his son as Adam left home to begin a new life as a college freshman. That list became Life's Little Instruction Book, the phenomenal guide that has sold more than five million copies. Now Brown offers a second list, and Adam says "It's more useful than the first one".

LifeSkills Training Book

LifeSkills Training

  • Author : Gilbert J. Botvin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Decision making
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1280730192

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College Success Book

College Success

  • Author : Amy Baldwin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1951693167

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School  Family  and Community Partnerships Book

School Family and Community Partnerships

  • Author : Joyce L. Epstein
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-19
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506391359

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Strengthen family and community engagement to promote equity and increase student success! When schools, families, and communities collaborate and share responsibility for students' education, more students succeed in school. Based on 30 years of research and fieldwork, this fourth edition of a bestseller provides tools and guidelines to use to develop more effective and equitable programs of family and community engagement. Written by a team of well-known experts, this foundational text demonstrates a proven approach to implement and sustain inclusive, goal-oriented programs. Readers will find: Many examples and vignettes Rubrics and checklists for implementation of plans CD-ROM complete with slides and notes for workshop presentations

The Complete Book of Colleges 2021 Book

The Complete Book of Colleges 2021

  • Author : Princeton Review
  • Publisher : Princeton Review
  • Release Date : 2020-07-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 1154
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525569411

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The MEGA-GUIDE to 1,349 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES! Kick off your college search with this comprehensive guidebook to public and private schools, offering profiles with crucial info on admissions, academics, financial aid, and more! No one knows colleges better than The Princeton Review! Inside The Complete Book of Colleges, 2021, you'll find meticulously researched information that will help you narrow the search for the best college for you. Each of the 1,349 user-friendly profiles answers your questions, including: * How much are tuition and other student fees and costs? * What types of financial aid are available, and when are the applications due? * What do admissions officers look for most in test scores and recommendations? * Which majors are the most popular and have the highest enrollment? * What is housing like, and how accessible is technology on campus? * What are the key campus organizations, athletics, and student activities? * How selective is the school? * Plus! Indexes based on cost, selectivity, and size that will help you narrow your search Get a leg up on your college search with this easy-to-use, comprehensive, and savvy guidebook from the experts at The Princeton Review.

Beyond the Skills Gap Book

Beyond the Skills Gap

  • Author : Matthew T. Hora
  • Publisher : Harvard Education Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-02
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612509891

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How can educators ensure that young people who attain a postsecondary credential are adequately prepared for the future? Matthew T. Hora and his colleagues explain that the answer is not simply that students need more specialized technical training to meet narrowly defined employment opportunities. Beyond the Skills Gap challenges this conception of the “skills gap,” highlighting instead the value of broader twenty-first-century skills in postsecondary education. They advocate for a system in which employers share responsibility along with the education sector to serve the collective needs of the economy, society, and students. Drawing on interviews with educators in two- and four-year institutions and employers in the manufacturing and biotechnology sectors, the authors demonstrate the critical importance of habits of mind such as problem solving, teamwork, and communication. They go on to show how faculty and program administrators can create active learning experiences that develop students’ skills across a range of domains. The book includes in-depth descriptions of eight educators whose classrooms exemplify the effort to blend technical learning with the cultivation of twenty-first-century habits of mind. The study, set in Wisconsin, takes place against the backdrop of heated political debates over the role of public higher education. This thoughtful and nuanced account, enriched by keen observations of postsecondary instructional practice, promises to contribute new insights to the rich literature on workforce development and to provide valuable guidance for postsecondary faculty and administrators.

Involved Book


  • Author : Charles Bazerman
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin College Division
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 0395671825

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A brief, flexible, and innovative alternative to the standard rhetorics, Involved offers a fresh approach to the traditional activities of undergraduate writing and teaches students that a successful education depends on the student's active involvement in reading and writing carefully, seeking meaning in assigned work, and sharing ideas with teachers and others.