Help students become “self-regulated learners” with the CTL’s Spring Reading Circle. We will be reading Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students’ Self-Awareness and Learning Skills; the description is below. The Reading Circle will meet on campus three times (once a week for three weeks). In order to find a time that works for as many people as possible, please indicate your availability in this poll, by no later than next Wednesday, Feb 1 (note there are a lot of options so make sure you expand the full table and the dates listed are only the first week but we will meet the same date/time for the following weeks as well). Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the book and the opportunity to connect with other teaching-minded colleagues in a casual environment.

To sign up, review the description, email the CTL Director, Jennifer Imazeki, to let us know you’re interested, and then go here to indicate your availability. Spaces are limited, so don’t wait too long to reserve your spot!

From “…deep, lasting, independent learning requires learners to bring into play a range of cognitive skills, affective attitudes, and even physical activities – about which most students are wholly unaware; and that self-regulation, which has little to do with measured intelligence, can be developed by just about anyone and is a fundamental prerequisite of academic success. Linda Nilson provides the theoretical background to student self-regulation,the evidence that it enhances achievement, and the strategies to help students develop it… Recognizing that most faculty are unfamiliar with these strategies, she also recommends how to prepare for introducing them into the classroom and adding more as instructors become more confident using them.”