March Book Chapter Discussions

Intellectual Traits of Learning How to Learn:


“Self-discipline, motivation, perseverance, responsibility,

introspective honesty, open-mindedness, self-examination,

and the pursuit of truth and excellence.”

~Linda Nilson

Do you want to help your students become better learners without increasing your grading workload or reducing the time you need for course content?

Join colleagues over lunch for an engaging discussion of a short chapter from Linda Nilson’s most recent book, the super-practical Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students’ Self-Awareness and Learning Skills.

The group will decide which chapter it’s most interested in reading:

  • Chapter 4: “Self-Regulated Learning from Live Lectures” (pp. 37-45)
  • Chapter 5: “Self-Regulated Learning from Meta-Assignments” (pp. 46-59)
  • Chapter 8: “Fostering Self-Regulated Behaviors” (pp. 78-85)

If you’re curious, these chapters will provide concrete examples that you can start implementing now. If you have experience using these techniques, please come and share your knowledge. There are many ways to connect this approach to Ignatian pedagogy.

Wednesday, March 26, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, The Provost’s Conference Room


Monday, March 31, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, The Provost’s Conference Room

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Or email Mary Goldschmidt,