Effective study skills are essential to student success at every grade level. Students must know how to identify what to study, develop a study plan, and implement effective study tactics without having to rely constantly on their teachers. However, researchers have found that many of the study methods that are taught in schools are ineffective and do not advance learning or memory retention.

In this course, you will build pedagogical approaches for teaching study skills that increase students’ independence, retention, and confidence. You’ll learn practical, scientifically based best practices, grounded in cognitive science and educational research to help your students succeed. In addition, you will examine common study weaknesses and how to model and scaffold metacognitive techniques to help students build strategies that will work for them.

Using the techniques from this course, you will be able to integrate explicit study instruction into your existing curriculum so you can build students’ skills for academic success and lifelong learning.