Discover how you can both strengthen instruction and help students acquire successful learning strategies by using the tested SOAR approach to: select key lesson ideas; organize information using comparative charts and other representations rather than lists or outlines; associate ideas to create meaningful, memorable relationships; and regulate and reinforce learning through practice testing. Teachers will find:
Detailed explanations for using each SOAR teaching strategy
Guidelines for fostering student self-motivation and behavior self-management
Methods for embedding student learning techniques within content instruction to develop students′ capacity to learn in any setting
About the author
Kenneth A. Kiewra is an expert on learning strategies, homework, and study methods. A professor of educational psycholgy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he presents regulary at AERA and other national confereces, in addition to working with local schools. Kiewra is the author of two textbooks with Prentice Hall and Allyn & Bacon, as well as dozens of journal articles. His research interests include: learning strategies, knowledge representation, strategies for note-taking and studying, cognitive factors related to writing ability, and the development of talent and expertise.