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Using Mental Cues to Trigger Students’ Critical Thinking Skills

Using Mental Cues to Trigger Students’ Critical Thinking Skills

[av_one_full first] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Educators should take a cue from marketers who’ve been using mental triggers to sell products for decades. Educators can use triggers to activate students’ deeper thinking skills. The process is simple and highly effective.  The short article below introduces the tactic and provides a few examples of its impact. Have […]

Using Athletic Literacy Skills to Develop Academic Literacy Skills: A Promising Innovative Approach

Using Athletic Literacy Skills to Develop Academic Literacy Skills: A Promising Innovative Approach

[av_image src=’http://www.thelearnwellprojects.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Thinking_sports.jpg’ attachment=’24716′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ animation=’no-animation’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’][/av_image] [av_one_full first] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] As athletes transition from high school to college, significant cognitive demands are placed upon them. They must learn more sophisticated concepts at deep depths. Their football knowledge base undergoes significant quantitative and qualitative […]

Metacognition Matters: Strategies for Enhancing Student Learning in College Classrooms

Metacognition Matters: Strategies for Enhancing Student Learning in College Classrooms

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Faculty Colloquium and Learning Assistant Professionals’ Workshop West Virginia Wesleyan educators are seeking to make a greater impact on their teaching and learning culture. This project featured two events: an introduction to metacognition and application of strategies for faculty, and a metacognitive workshop for educators who work with students primarily outside […]

Building Students’ Capacity for Rigorous Coursework

Building Students’ Capacity for Rigorous Coursework

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] When entering college, students need a greater capacity for deep learning than they possessed as high school students. Without it they’ll struggle from day one. Even previously high-performing students will eventually hit an impenetrable performance ceiling. However, if we can increase students’ capacity for deep learning, we’ll produce undergraduates capable of […]

5 Things Every Student Should Know Before Starting College

5 Things Every Student Should Know Before Starting College

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] In a previous post, Professors Are from Mars, Students Are from Venus, I attempted to artfully delineate the drastically different approaches to learning of college professors versus their pupils. With a new session of school upon us, this entry provides a student-friendly version of this message. If you’re a traditional-age student, then […]

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