Choose to Learn: Teaching for Success Every Day

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SAGE Publications, Jul 17, 2008 - Education - 121 pages
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Discover powerful principles that help students raise their goals, expect success, and make extraordinary strides in achievement!

This resource shows educators how to teach their students to be successful learners through the development of key personal attributes that foster success. The book is organized around an easy-to-use and research-based model derived from multiple fields, including education, psychology, and philosophy. The authors′ field-tested approach is based on the application of eight principles that can:

Increase every learner′s self-confidence

Create new expectations and infuse students with new energy and motivation

Encourage individuals to go beyond familiar goals and take manageable risks

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About the author (2008)

Russell T. Osguthorpe, a professor of instructional psychology and technology, currently serves as director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Brigham Young University. He has also served as chair of his department and associate dean of the David O. McKay School of Education. In 1998, he was awarded the Martha Jane Knowlton Corey University Professorship. Prior to joining Brigham Young University, he served on the faculty of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York. He speaks several languages; has collaborated on educational projects in China, Europe, and Polynesia; and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto and the University of Paris. He has authored five books and more than 50 journal articles on instructional design, teacher education, and special education.

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