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Thank you Snizhana Jane Bowers, I'm going to look into that book

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> On Jul 15, 2015, at 4:45 PM, Snizhana Jane Bowers <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> I recently came across the book called "Effective Instruction for STEM
> Discipline. From Learning Theory to College Teaching" by e. Mastascusa, W.
> Snyder, B. Hoyt and Maryellen Weimer as a consulting Editor. There are a
> lot of practical suggestions for college instructor that can also be used
> in learning assistance.
> 
> 
> *Snizhana Jane Bowers*​
> AVC college
> ​, Math
> 
>> On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 12:54 PM, Saundra Y McGuire <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> The University of Michigan and the University of Texas both have
>> outstanding STEM learning centers.  You can check out their websites to see
>> what they offer.  A large number of students we served as LSU were STEM
>> students.  Great resources for helping students in STEM courses (and
>> others) are at www.howtostudy.org, Lucy MacDonald's great website.  The
>> section on How to Write and How to Study -- by Subject is fantastic.
>> 
>> I have found that the learning strategies that we teach all students are
>> useful for STEM students.  The major difference I've observed with STEM
>> students is that they are shocked when they have difficulty, because
>> they've always done well, and may be more resistant to implementing
>> strategies.  But we've had great success with them.  I'm attaching a PP
>> I've done for faculty on helping STEM students.  When we teach them about
>> metacognitive learning strategies, Bloom's Taxonomy, a specific study
>> technique like the Study Cycle, and get them to understand that their
>> success is not dependent upon how smart they are, but upon the attitudes
>> and behaviors, their performance often immediately and dramatically
>> improves.
>> 
>> Hoping this is useful,
>> Saundra
>> 
>> 
>> Saundra McGuire, Ph.D.
>> (Ret) Assistant Vice Chancellor  & Professor of Chemistry
>> Director Emerita, Center for Academic Success
>> Louisiana State University
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:
>> [log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Snyder, Diane (Dee Dee)
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 1:26 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: STEM Resources
>> 
>> Hello Listers,
>> 
>> Can anyone point me to some good resources or best practices for
>> developing learning assistance focused specifically on STEM?
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> Dee Dee
>> 
>> [The Ohio State University]
>> Dee Dee Snyder
>> Program Excel Project Manager
>> Ohio State ATI Student Success Services
>> 128 Skou Hall, 1328 Dover Road, Wooster, OH 44691
>> 330-287-1223 Office / 330-287-1333 Fax
>> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>> http://ati.osu.edu/currentstudents/studentservices/program-excel
>> 
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