Strategies for Learning

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ISBN: 9781904677123
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Colin Sutherland, Margaret Sutherland
Phase: Primary, Secondary, Post-16

Strategies for Learning helps you to develop comprehensive and easy-to-implement learning strategies for students, and supports you when addressing barriers to learning, providing your students with a range of skills that can boost and strengthen their learning.

Strategies for Learning is a resource from the authors of The Behaviour Management Toolkit. It uses five basic techniques to bring about changes to learning that will enable you to:

challenge the way your students think about things to help them believe they can achieve
encourage your students to become more self-aware so they can examine their own thinking
consider with your students how use of language affects their thought patterns
teach your students various techniques in relation to breathing and muscle control that can directly assist in changing attitudes and feelings about learning
teach students how the imagination can be used to help them achieve
Summary of contents
There is an urgent need to develop techniques that will turn students on to learning. Teachers need help to tackle the learning blocks that many students have developed over the years and to empower them with a range of skills and techniques that can be used to boost and strengthen their learning. This is where Strategies for Learning comes in.

How does the book work?
The main practical tool used throughout this book is the student worksheet. Tutor notes at the start of each unit explain the concepts employed and provide instructions for use.

How do I use it?
This will vary according to both the tutor’s objectives and the time available. For some units it would be best for staff to work with individuals or small groups of students. Other units can be used to form part of a PSE or study skills programme with larger groups, or it can be used with small groups or individuals to address a specific problem such as poor organisation, lack of persistence or difficulties with time management. The tutor notes and selected worksheets can also be used for staff training sessions.

Chapter breakdown
How to use this book
Useful worksheets for all units
Newsflash (for starting a unit)
Newsflash (for particular achievements)
Progress and maintenance log
Unit 1: Removing blocks to learning
Tutor notes
Using the worksheets
A born learner
Feels good
Just listen to yourself
Some more learning blockers
About ANTs
More about ANTs
Antidotes to ANTs
Try it yourself
Practice makes perfect
No, it’s not a catastrophe
Try it out
Learn from others
Completion certificates
Unit 2: Learn with confidence
Tutor notes
Using the worksheets
Step back
Write about it
Press the button
A walk into the future
About goals
Setting a goal
Test out your goal
Steps to success
Take charge
Completion certificates
Unit 3: Learning styles and thinking skills
Tutor notes
Using the worksheets
I’m unique
Take a look
My learning
Be a critical thinker
Be a creative thinker
Mix and match
A toolkit for thinkers
Have a brainstorm
Thinking together
Mind maps
Reframe it
Step back
The 5 whys
Draw it
Vent it
Smart steps to problem-solving
Completion certificates
Unit 4: Procrastination and persistence
Tutor notes
Using the worksheets
When’s later?
I want to, but
Pros and cons
Reward yourself for the right activities
The swish
Prepare your mind
Prepare your body
Stay calm
Think positively
Keep a log
Completion certificates
Unit 5: Time management
Tutor notes
Using the worksheets
What’s important?
I’ll do it later
Take the main road
A balanced life
Time log
Be on time
On time
Completion certificates
Unit 6: Personal organization
Tutor notes
Using the worksheets
Are you a clutterbug?
Organise your workspace
Tools of the trade
Homework habits
Weekly planner
Dealing with deadlines
Learn to listen!
Completion certificates
Unit 7: School skills
Tutor notes
Using the worksheets
Improve your relationships
Improve your reading
Taking notes
Use flashcards
Giving a talk
Revision tips
Revision plan
Calm, relaxed and confident
Tips for tests
Print: A4 binder, 144 printed pages, published 2006 reprinted 2008

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Pub Date 2006-11
Binding Book/Manual