I have a question. What's a good way for us to connect with students (outside of just the students we teach) to encourage them to use effective learning strategies?

Yana Weinstein on Sep 20, 2016 • 3 answer
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My colleagues Dr. Megan Smith and Dr. Cindy Wooldridge and I have had a lot of success talking to teachers and researchers through Twitter (@AceThatTest) and our blog (www.learningscientists.org), but we're having a harder time getting our information directly to students. We'd love to hear any ideas you might have.


This is a challenge that I also have with telling students about my book, "Better Grades, Less Effort," and my book in press, "Teach Your Kids How to Learn." Students generally do not seek out information on effective learning strategies. When they do, I assume it is via Google searches. So a Web site must have good metadata tags. Maybe publicizing via vendors of school supplies would help (examples, backpacks, notebook computers, textbook vendors).

W. R. (Bill) Klemm on Sep 21, 2016
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Thank you, Dr. Klemm, for your answer! I must read your books - and I also noticed you had a blog about learning and memory, too. That's fantastic.
I'm curious about your suggestion regarding publicizing with vendors. That's a good idea, but wouldn't they make us pay? I'm wondering how this would work, because marketing is definitely not my domain!
Thanks again,

Yana Weinstein on Sep 21, 2016
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Agree with this a challenge. When it can be worked out during a one or two-day workshop I do for teachers professional development, I enjoy doing presentations for the students themselves or ones for parents.

Judy Willis on Sep 21, 2016
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