Share, Grow, Innovate
Researchers argue that self-regulatory behavior is at the heart of being successful in college. Unfortunately, nationwide, undergraduate students are entering colleges without the basic behavior management skills necessary to achieve academically at post-secondary institutions. This includes students in career and technical programs. Indeed, many students have been found to be deficient in some of the capabilities required for successful academic performance (Thomas, Bol, and Warkentin, 1991). Areas of observed deficiencies include those related to studying effectively, allocating sufficient time to studying, and managing study time. While the literature on learning and studying has included a wide range of skills and strategies needed for college achievement, most researchers would agree that reading, writing, and finding and organizing information (Reynolds and Werner, 1994) and self-regulation of those particular strategies is central to learning effectively.
This workshop will focus on the primary attitudes and behaviors necessary to achieve academically. Efficient time management practices, self-motivation and anti-procrastination strategies will be covered. At the close of the workshop, participants will be able to integrate the teaching of these skills into content area courses and/or teach students how to implement these techniques in their courses across the curriculum.