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The Empowered Student: A Guide to Self-Regulated Learning


Nancy Weinstein & Mary-Vicki Algeri



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About the Book

In The Empowered Student: A Guide to Self-Regulated Learning, authors Nancy Weinstein and Mary-Vicki Algeri provide teachers with a practical workbook so they can help students develop the skills they need to take charge of their own learning.

Part 1 is dedicated to getting students on board, laying the foundation for self-regulated learning with the basic neuroscience of how learning happens and what that means in practical terms for effort and motivation.

Part 2 gets specific, delving into exactly what self-regulation looks like in the classroom, relying on the Universal Design for Learning curriculum development framework developed by the researchers at CAST.

Packed with tips, strategies, and student activities, The Empowered Student is light on words and heavy on examples. The authors assert that self-regulation is not just a set of skills but a way of being, and students who learn it need the guidance of patient, caring adults who embrace the trial and error of ongoing personal growth.

The Empowered Student: A Guide to Self-Regulated Learning is available now in paperback ($30.00, 8.5x11″ workbook, ISBN: 9781930583320) and EPUB format ($30.00, ISBN: 9781930583337).

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About the Authors

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Nancy Weinstein is the co-founder and CEO of Mindprint Learning. Mindprint has worked with schools, tutors, and educational consultants to help thousands of students better understand their learning needs and what they can do differently to succeed in school and in life. Prior to founding Mindprint, Nancy worked at a diverse group of companies including Goldman Sachs, The Walt Disney Company, idealab!, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Mary-Vicki Algeri is the Director of Learning at Mindprint Learning. She has her MA in Early Childhood Education/Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and her BA from Bowdoin College. Before joining the Mindprint team, she taught in elementary and middle school general and special education classrooms. She also provided educational consulting and curriculum development services to schools in New York and New Jersey.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • How to Use This Workbook
  • Connections to Additional Frameworks and Standards
  • Part 1: Foundation for Self-Regulated Learning
    • Lesson 1: The Science of Learning
    • Lesson 2: The Importance of Mindset
    • Lesson 3: Nurturing a Growth Mindset
    • Lesson 4: Intrinsic Motivation
    • Lesson 5: Developing Self-Awareness
    • Lesson 6: Understanding Strengths and Needs
    • Lesson 7: Academic Skills
    • Lesson 8: Nonacademic Skills: Personal
    • Lesson 9: Nonacademic Skills: Cognitive
  • Part 2: Three-Step Process to Self-Regulated Learning
    • Lesson 10: Plan & Set Goals
    • Lesson 11: Try & Use Strategies
    • Lesson 12: Reflect & Adapt
  • Conclusion
  • References

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