While grades on homework, reading assignments, projects, and tests are all a means to assess how well a kid has learned something, what’s often much more important is how they got there. In addition, the act of learning requires that kids discover and implement their own methods to overcome personal learning obstacles such as inattention, lack of motivation, and poor insight. Yet, the traditional school experience does not explicitly teach students how to study, and so the strategies and habits that help them become self-sufficient often eludes young learners.
In this webinar for educators and parents, Sucheta will introduce the “how to learn” mindset and its relationship to effective learning. She will explore what we expect from our kids when we ask them to “study,” and in doing so she will elaborate on the key components of smart studying that arise from the cognitive processes involved in understanding information, memorizing facts and details, and anticipating questions that assess comprehension. Finally, Sucheta will share ideas that help students achieve better insight into their own learning mastery, helping teachers and parents serve more as learning guides rather than simply subject tutors.
This webinar will answer the following important questions:
- What is the “how to learn” mindset and why is it important for young learners?
- What are the key habits and strategies that allow students to study effectively and self-sufficiently?
- How can we best help learners to…
- Assess their personal learning strengths and challenges?
- Evaluate learning demands from each subject and teacher?
- Master critical study skills?
- Engage in self-advocacy and problem-solving?