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Virtual Workshops: Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire, Friday, May 20


Invitation to instructional faculty and staff from Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, and Mansfield from BU’s Teaching & Learning Enhancement Center

Metacognition, Mindset, and Motivation: The Keys to Inclusive Excellence!
9 a.m. to Noon

Today’s students come to college with widely varying academic skills and motivation levels. Most students think that memorizing information just before examinations is tantamount to learning and spend considerably less time studying than is commensurate with their grade expectations. This interactive workshop will help address why many students lack confidence in their ability to learn and have difficulty achieving course learning outcomes. Cognitive science research-based methods that can be used to facilitate conceptual, transferable learning will be discussed. Additionally, data will be presented that supports the efficacy of teaching students about metacognitive learning strategies and mindset. We will also discuss strategies for addressing student needs for autonomy, competence, relatedness, self-esteem, and enjoyment in order to significantly increase student motivation. 

Register here: https://bloomu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8IHJSzWX4WSiWKa  

Teach Students How to Learn 2.0
1 to 2:15 p.m.

Have you already read about the approaches for teaching students how to learn, and even intended to try them, but haven’t done so yet? Or have you tried them and seen results that were less than optimal? This workshop will present the key components of a successful intervention and the “secret ingredients” that will inspire students to put transformative learning strategies into action! Participants will share successful strategies and suggest approaches for overcoming challenges. If you are new to Dr. McGuire’s work, you are welcome to join to learn about how others have been applying ideas from Teach Students how to Learn.

Register here: https://bloomu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3O66WMJkMaKCUAu  

About Dr. Yancy McGuire

Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University. She has delivered keynote addresses or presented workshops on effective learning strategies at over 500 institutions in 47 states and thirteen countries. Prior to joining LSU, she spent eleven years at Cornell University, where she received the coveted Clark Distinguished Teaching Award. Her best-selling books, Teach Students How to Learn and Teach Yourself How to Learn, are widely praised by faculty and students. The Parents’ Guide to Studying and Learning was released in January 2022.

McGuire’s most recent accolades include being named a 2022 Louisiana Legend by Louisiana Public Broadcasting, being listed in the 2020 edition of Marquis Who’s Who in America, receiving the 2019 Commitment to Excellence in Academic Support Award from the Commission for Academic Support in Higher Education, and induction in 2017 into the LSU College of Science Hall of Distinction. She is an elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations. She received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring in a White House Oval Office Ceremony.   

Dr. McGuire received her B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, her master’s degree from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she received the Chancellors Citation for Exceptional Professional Promise. 

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