I love learning! I am what you call an "education geek!" One of my favorite past times is to read educational research and literature. This past summer, I read, Teaching for Deeper Learning Tools to Engage Students in Meaning Making by Jay McTighe and Harvey F. Silver.
This is a must-read if you are looking for a practical guide to help your students achieve deeper learning. This book proposes a solution to the problem of superficial learning that fails to prepare students for real-world challenges by teaching students to make meaning for themselves. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found the information incredibly valuable to my teaching practice. I instantly had ideas on how and what to add to my courses to support my college students. The authors highlight seven higher-order thinking skills facilitating students' information acquisition for excellent retention, retrieval, and transfer. These skills are comparing, classifying, induction, deduction, error analysis, constructing support, and abstracting.