An academic guidance class, as well as a variety of tutoring classes, are helping students succeed in the classroom, says University of Arizona psychologist Sarah McNeill.
But when it comes to teaching and learning, McNeill says the most effective way to help students excel in academics is by getting them to understand that the way they learn is through their own learning, rather than through the instruction of teachers.
In fact, McNeil says the best way to teach your students is to actually ask them to use their own best interests as a starting point.
“I think that really teaches them that the teacher is a tool,” she says.
“It’s not something that’s going to tell them what they should do or what they shouldn’t do.”
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