The Top Ten Reasons Why We Have to Teach Our Students How to Learn


By Linda B. Nilson, author ofCreating Self-Regulated Learners

Reason #10: Our students didn’t learn how to learn in the public K-12 system.

In general, they didn’t get much homework, and the standards they were held to were quite low. Furthermore, the No Child Left Behind Act has forced teachers to teach to the test, and the tests in no way assess the ability to learn. Memorize, maybe; learn, no.

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