Connecting Self-regulated Learning and Performance with Instruction Across High School Content Areas

  • Maria K. DiBenedetto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

  3. English Language Arts: Reading and Writing (Four Lessons)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar, Miranda Suzanne Fitzgerald, Kristen Winter
      Pages 27-52
  4. Social Studies: World History, Civics, and Economics, U.S. History (Three Lessons)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Dale H. Schunk, Wayne Journell, Amber Alford, Jennifer Watson, Michael Belter
      Pages 89-124
  5. STEM: Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Technology & Engineering, and Mathematics (Nine Lessons)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Timothy J. Cleary, Erin Peters-Burton, Caroline Gergel, Katherine Willet
      Pages 127-162
    3. Jeffrey Alan Greene, Janice L. Anderson, Christina E. O’Malley, Nikki G. Lobczowksi
      Pages 163-183
    4. Teomara Rutherford, Dan Spencer, Roger Azevedo, Adam W. Davidson
      Pages 185-209
    5. Peggy P. Chen, Gail Swingler, Brock Burkett
      Pages 211-254
  6. Foreign Language: Spanish (Two Lessons)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Marie C. White, Miriam R. Vélez, Marie Angelica Jean-Pierre
      Pages 257-284
  7. The Arts: Art and Music (Four Lessons)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Maria K. DiBenedetto, Martha A. Garrett
      Pages 287-322
    3. Peter Miksza, Gary E. McPherson, Amanda Herceg, Kimberly Mieder
      Pages 323-348
  8. Health and Physical Education (Two Lessons)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Anastasia Kitsantas, Athanasios Kolovelonis, Georgios S. Gorozidis, Evdoxia Kosmidou
      Pages 351-373
  9. Students with Special Needs (Three Lessons)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Leslie Laud, Pooja Patel, Carol Ann Cavanaugh, Terri Lerman
      Pages 377-414
  10. The Flipped Classroom and Social Media to Teach Social Studies (One Comprehensive Lesson)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Daniel C. Moos, Christopher A. Stewart
      Pages 417-440
  11. Homework and Alternate Learning Centers (One Comprehensive Lesson)

  12. Back Matter
    Pages 471-471

About this book


This book shows how principles of self-regulated learning are being implemented in secondary classrooms. The 14 chapters are theoretically driven and supported by empirical research and address all common high school content areas. The book comprises 29 lesson plans in English language arts, natural and physical sciences, social studies, mathematics, foreign language, art, music, health, and physical education. Additionally, the chapters address students with special needs, technology, and homework.

Each chapter begins with one or more lesson plans written by master teachers, followed by narratives explaining how the lesson plans were implemented. The chapters conclude with an analysis written by expert researchers of the self-regulated learning elements in the lessons. Each lesson and each analysis incorporate relevant educational standards for that area. Different types of high schools in several states serve as venues.

This powerful new book edited by Maria K. DiBenedetto provides a unique and invaluable resource for both secondary teachers and researchers committed to supporting adolescents in the development of academic self-regulation. Each chapter is jointly written by teachers who provide a wealth of materials, including lesson plans, and researchers who situate these lesson plans and academic self-regulation goals within the larger work on self-regulation. The topics covered are far broader than any other book I have seen in terms of developing academic self-regulation, covering over a dozen content areas, including literacy, mathematics, social studies, the sciences, and the arts. Teachers and scholars alike will find this book a must read.
Karen Harris, EdD, Arizona State University

A practical and magnificent blend of educational research and application. This book goes beyond presenting  the findings of research on self regulation by connecting detailed strategies that align with the standards to the research. DiBenedetto et al. clearly illustrate how to develop self regulated learners in the classroom. A refreshing must read for all secondary educators and educational researchers seeking to be well grounded in education research and practical application techniques. 
Heather Brookman, PhD, Fusion Academy- Park Avenue 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Maria K. DiBenedetto
    • 1
  1. 1.Bishop McGuinness Catholic High SchoolKernersvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-90926-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-90928-8
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