Title: HELPING STUDENTS DO BETTER ACADEMIC WORK
Description: Our institutions work diligently to attract students who can succeed. But when these students don’t do well, how exactly to assist them can be unclear. While helping students do better academic work can take many shapes and forms, such as tutoring, SI, coaching and so forth, the overall goal should be to help students improve the quality of contributions to their academic work. This workshop will help participants accomplish this by sharing instantly usable tools and methods that can help any student work better, faster and with greater reward.
Bio: Leonard is founder of The LearnWell Projects, an academic success organization that is devoted to making learning more visible, manageable, and effective. Mr. Geddes' work leverages metacognition research to optimize student learning, enhance faculty instruction, and improve institutional outcomes.
He was worked with dozens of colleges and university to establish metacognitive-based Quality Enhancement Plans and associated programs, which has contributed to improving academic performance, retention rates, and closing equity gaps.
Mr. Geddes provides metacognitive-based workshops and trainings for colleges and universities throughout North America. He is a frequent invited speaker for several national student success, pedagogy, and research conferences.
Educators, researchers, students, parents, and policymakers frequently access The LearnWell Projects' website to access research-based, practical solutions to academic challenges.
The LearnWell Projects’ tools and blog posts are included in department newsletters, staff trainings, and course syllabi. You can access articles, tools, videos or connect with Leonard personally on any of the following platforms.