Dr. Sandra McGuire: Metacognition, Fall 2015

Metacognition: The Key to Success

Saundra Yancy McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and Retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Prior to joining LSU in August 1999, she spent eleven years at Cornell University, where she received the coveted Clark Distinguished Teaching Award. She has spent her career working on improving student learning, and has presented keynote addresses or workshops at over 100 events in 38 states and several international venues. In 2011 she was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and in 2010, she was elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. In November 2007 the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) was presented to her in a White House Oval Office Ceremony. She received her B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, her Master’s degree from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she received the Chancellor’s Citation for Exceptional Professional Promise.

As part of the Provost's Professional Development Speaker Series, Dr. McGuire's two-hour presentation to students on October 29, 2015 focused on learning strategies to help students experience meaningful, transferable learning. She also led two workshops for EKU faculty focused on teaching metacognitive strategies. Attached below are the PowerPoints that Dr. McGuire used when presenting to both students and faculty. They are made accessible with her permission.

Teaching and Learning with Metacognition

Effective Strategies for Incorporating Metacognition into the Classroom

Incorporating Metacognition into Teaching and Learning Toolkit 

Metacognition Slides

Metacognition: The Key to Acing Courses (and everything else)! (Students: October 29, 2015; 6:00pm)

Get Students to Focus on Learning Instead of Grades: Metacognition is the Key! (Faculty: October 30, 2015; 8:30am)

Approaches for Teaching Metacognitive Strategies to Individuals and Groups (Faculty: October 30, 2015; 12:30pm)

Ace Dr. Cook's Chem 1201: Metacognition is the Key! (Class presentation; referenced during faculty session)

Online Resources for Teach Students How to Learn

How to Study (Referenced in student and faculty presentations)

Dr. Saundra McGuire