Teaching Students How to Study

Many teachers incorrectly assume students acquire study skills on their own; however, research says most if not all students profit from study skills instruction. Students must learn study skills if the skills are used naturally in their school studies and in everyday life.

The study skill lessons presented in this online course are designed to help teachers address the challenge of teaching study skills. These lessons will help teachers instruct students to develop discipline and structure in their study habits, daily living, and Christian lives. Knowing how to study and to complete class assignments is undeniably important, as is teaching the subject content of a course. Study skills help students excel in their school work as well as in their Christian lives.

The key lesson topics in this course include the following: taking personal responsibility for learning, managing self and time, listening and participating in class, taking notes, reading textbooks, and preparing for and taking tests.

The information and activities of this course provide you with an excellent opportunity to enhance your knowledge of study skills as well as to develop your skills in teaching students how to study. In addition, this course will enhance your own study and organizational skills, resulting in improved classroom effectiveness.

Dr. Charles Walker About the Instructor:

Dr. Charles Walker is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools. He also serves as the President of Take Tenn Publications. For 22 years, Dr. Walker served as the editor of the Journal for Christian Educators. He has authored several staff development manuals, school improvement materials, and is the co-author of Study Right, a popular study skills curriculum written for Christian school students in grades 4-12. He has written numerous educational articles for national and state Christian association publications. A well-respected educator in the educational community, he currently serves as the chair of the Advisory Council for Non-Public Schools to the Tennessee State Commissioner of Education.

Dr. Walker began his professional career in 1963 as a junior high and senior high school science teacher. Afterwards, he served as a principal and superintendent at three Oklahoma public schools and then as the principal of Trinity Christian School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He assumed the position of Executive Director of Tennessee Association of Christian Schools in 1977. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Teaching degree from Southwestern State College in Weatherford, Oklahoma, and a Professional Certificate in Educational Administration from The University of Oklahoma. He received honorary doctorate degrees from Pensacola Christian College and Midwestern Baptist College.