Dr. Saundra McGuire, retired chemistry professor and learning center director at Louisiana State University (LSU) and nationally recognized speaker on metacognition, was on campus October 12 and 13 to make a series of presentations to Durham Tech students and faculty.
On Monday, October 12, she presented “Metacognition: The Key to Acing Courses!,” an interactive workshop for chemistry and biology students. Dr. McGuire shared strategies to help student study more efficiently and effectively. The 25 students who attended the workshop were highly engaged and drew immediate connections to their own academic challenges and the strategies she presented.
On Tuesday, October 13, more than 80 full-time and part-time employees participated in the TLConference. Dr. McGuire presented a keynote presentation on metacognition and a large-scale workshop on increasing student motivation. Both activities were very well received by the participants. Between Dr. McGuire’s presentations, several of the “best of the best” TLC activities from recent semesters were presented in concurrent sessions. These presentations were made by Abraham Dones, Kerry Cantwell, Lance Lee, Sue Cheng, Jonathan Cook, Julie Humphrey, and Karen McPhaul. The event concluded with a lunch from The Bagged Lunch Company and a closing town hall meeting.
These activities were planned by the TLC Advisory Committee, especially Karin Abell, Erin Riney, Lance Lee, Scott Stauble, Marye Vance, and Gabby McCutchen.