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The Self-Regulated Learning Guide

Teaching Students to Think in the Language of Strategies, 1st Edition

By Timothy J. Cleary


156 pages

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The Self-Regulated Learning Guide introduces K-12 teachers to the basics of self-regulation. Highly practical and supported by cutting-edge research, this book offers a variety of techniques for seamlessly infusing self-regulated learning principles into the classroom and for nurturing students’ motivation to strategize, reflect, and succeed. Featuring clear explanations of the psychology of self-regulation, these nine chapters provide teachers with core concepts, realistic case scenarios, reflection activities, and more to apply SRL concepts to classroom activities with confidence.


"Dr. Cleary once again hits a home run with The Self-Regulated Learning Guide. The concept of self-regulated learning is one of the best-kept secrets in education, mainly due to the fact that it is not the silver bullet everyone is trying to find nor is it a packaged program that can be bought off the shelf. It is about learning and teaching. The information contained in this guide cuts right to the chase, giving teachers direct insight and strategies for helping their students succeed."

—Fred Van Ranken, Superintendent, USD 240-Twin Valley Public Schools, Kansas, USA

"The Self-Regulated Learning Guide makes an important contribution to the growing literature on self-regulated learning, masterfully integrating theory, research, and applications. Readers will appreciate the many real-life examples and features such as the reflections, boxes, tales of the student, and core concepts. This book will be a valuable resource for anyone wanting to know more about self-regulated learning and ways to foster it in students."

—Dale H. Schunk, Professor of Teacher Education and Higher Education, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

"The Self-Regulated Learning Guide makes a significant contribution to a growing need for practical applications with theoretical foundations in this area of research . . . For those of us who are challenged to find books that are both affordable and well-integrated with theory, research, and applications, Cleary has provided us with a masterpiece. The considerable attention given to providing the reader with direct insights and strategies can be applied to helping students of all ages to succeed."

—Marie C. White, Professor of Education at Nyack College, USA, The Studying & Self-Regulated Learning SIG Newsletter, AERA, Summer 2018

Table of Contents

SECTION I Preparing for Your SRL Journey 1. SRL LOOP: The Conceptual Foundation 2. Motivation: Fueling the SRL Loop 3. Strategies: Tools for Directing the SRL Loop SECTION II Digging a Little Bit Deeper 4. Forethought: Setting the Stage for Learning 5. Feedback: The Role of the Teacher 6. Feedback: Shifting Responsibility to the Student 7. Self-Reflection: Making Sense of the Feedback SECTION III Bringing it All Together 8. Teaching SRL Skills: Classroom Testing Activities 9. Teaching SRL Skills: Classroom-Based Lessons and Activities Final Thoughts

About the Author

Timothy J. Cleary is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Psychology
EDUCATION / Students & Student Life
EDUCATION / Classroom Management