Learning strategies are planned methods, steps, actions or techniques for facilitating and enhancing the learning and the use of new material.
Examples in this category include organizing information, reading or listening for a specific purpose, keeping a learning log, note-taking, or making educated guesses. A successful learner knows when and how to apply a particular strategy. Teaching the skills in this category will help learners work with and understand new material more independently.
Sample Lessons – Learning Strategies (LS)
Sample "Learning Strategies" lessons for various learner levels, plus a classroom video and accompanying viewing guide.
TIF-Lens Series: “Zoom In” on Learning Strategies (LS)
TIF-Lens Webinars provide hands-on practice using the A-C-E-S process to integrate TIF (Transitions Integration Framework) skills from the targeted category.
CareerKit Project (NYSED/CUNY)
The NYSED/CUNY CareerKit Project is a library of hundreds of contextualized high-quality lessons that instructors can pick and choose from to suit the needs of their learners and program. The kits were developed to introduce learners to careers in ten different sectors, while also building core reading, writing, research and math skills.
COVID-19 Lessons: Learning Strategies
The COVID-19 outbreak presents an unprecedented opportunity to help our students develop TIF skills as they try to understand everything that is going on. Here are a few of the ways that we can help our learners practice Learning Strategies skills.
English as a Second Language Podcast
English as a Second Language Podcast was developed to help students learn English by listening to short, engaging conversations about high-interest topics. Use it with your ELL students to help them develop essential learning strategies such as making predictions, making use of background knowledge to understand new ideas and identifying main idea when reading and listening.
Growth Mindset Toolkit
This resource includes research about the benefits of fostering a growth mindset and videos and lesson plans that will help teachers talk about mindset with their students.
Retrieval practice is a learning strategy based on the idea that students need to practice recalling and using the information that they learn in class on a regular basis, and not just when it’s time for a test or quiz. The Retrieval Practice website was created by a cognitive research scientist to be “a hub of research, resources, and teaching strategies based on the science of learning.”
Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Ed
Transparency is an important part of creating equitable learning environments in which all students can find success. The Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Ed (TILT) website hosts a useful collection of resources to help teachers better understand what transparent assignments look like and how to start creating them.