Date: Tuesday, 1/25/11
Time: 3-4pm EST
Click here to register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/798651704
Have you ever wondered why some students “get it” and others don’t? In this session, international consultant, Betty K. Garner, will share what she learned from students about how they learn.
When students are having difficulty with reading, math, remembering, following directions, or lack of motivation, they often need to develop their basic cognitive structures to process information for meaning. These structures develop "Metability," the dynamic process of learning, creating, and changing which equips students to learn how to learn for life.
Topics will include
- A brief overview of cognitive structures and how they function to process information for meaning.
- Practical suggestions on how to help struggling students develop and use their basic cognitive structures to make sense of information presented in class.
- Integration of questioning and coaching strategies within daily curriculum to stimulate cognitive engagement.
- Awareness of the spiritual dimensions of learning – the immaterial, intangible aspects of effective teaching and learning.
Participants are invited to share their questions, insights, comments, and suggestions. They are also invited to participate in research by sharing their personal definitions of teaching and learning. A brief summary of some of Dr. Garner’s research is available in her ASCD bestselling book, Getting to “Got It!” – Helping Struggling Students Learn How to Learn.