Can A College Success Course Work?
As an instructor in a student success, study skills or college orientation course, you face students without the skills, habits, time and mindset to succeed in college courses. On top of that, some may be resistant to taking a remedial course, probably without credit. To help such students get ready to succeed in their other courses, we use something better than the usual lecture/discussion format.
The Power Learners Approach
The key is to have the students practice learning in your classroom, as you coach them, one student at a time. The students’ evolve as they progressively master one assignment after the other from our Power Learners Handbook and from their other courses. They experience the power of learning by doing and that mastery increases your learning rate. You get smarter and school becomes easier.