CHANTILLY, Va.--(How to Become a SuperStar Student is a dynamic and interactive learning tool designed for middle- and high-school students, teaching them the most important lesson—how to learn.)--National Teacher of the Year Michael Geisen unveils the tools and skills required to succeed in school and beyond in the second edition video series launched today by the Great Courses, the leader in lifelong learning.
“With years of in-classroom experience, Michael Geisen is one of the country’s foremost educators with a deep understanding of how to engage students through fun and informative lessons. We are thrilled to have partnered with Michael as we release the second edition of this highly popular course.”
Compelling and interactive, How to Become a SuperStar Student brings the expertise of one of the nation’s most skilled teachers directly to consumers in an easily accessible video download or DVD. Through 12 engaging half-hour sessions tailored for students, Geisen steers a path to successful learning, covering topics that include how to effectively take notes, solve problems with creativity and critical thinking and approach tests with focus and confidence. In the complimentary six-lecture Parents Guide, parents learn how to help with homework, effectively communicate with teachers and prepare their student for college.
“Students are being taught the subjects, but no one has specifically taught them how to learn,” said Michael Geisen. “In this course, students are taught how to identify and understand their individual learning style, and then build upon that with tips, tricks and techniques for success based on cutting-edge research.”
“How to Become a SuperStar Student, the first course of its kind, is an invaluable resource for today’s students and parents,” said Brandon Hidalgo, CEO of The Teaching Company, which produces The Great Courses. “With years of in-classroom experience, Michael Geisen is one of the country’s foremost educators with a deep understanding of how to engage students through fun and informative lessons. We are thrilled to have partnered with Michael as we release the second edition of this highly popular course.”
To learn more about SuperStar Student, or to purchase the course, visit www.thegreatcourses.com.
About Michael Geisen
In 2008, Michael Geisen was selected from among millions of public-school educators to serve as the National Teacher of the Year. In this position, he traveled nationally and internationally as an ambassador for the teaching profession, helping educators, policymakers, and community members meet the needs of high-school students in a rapidly changing 21st-century world. He has received numerous other teaching awards and accolades, including the 2009 Outstanding Teacher in K-12 Education by the Oregon Academy of Sciences, the Toshiba Innovator in Education in Tokyo, Japan, and the 2007–2008 Oregon Teacher of the Year. Michael Geisen was also a middle-school science teacher at Crook County Middle School in Prineville, Oregon, for 10 years.
About The Great Courses
A pioneer in lifelong learning, The Great Courses has been delivering content that engages consumers and gives them access to insights from the world’s greatest minds since 1990. The tremendous popularity of The Great Courses has been built on a unique platform of award-winning Professors and experts, diverse and stimulating subjects, and content that has been crafted to be a dynamic and engaging learning experience. With courses available on Video and Audio Download, streaming and DVD/CD the Great Courses makes it easy to experience the sheer joy of learning at any time. Today, they offer over 400 university-quality courses—on topics such as literature, philosophy, history, fine arts, science and mathematics, business and economics, lifestyle/personal enhancement and religion. The Great Courses are designed for people with a passion for knowledge and a desire to learn when, where and how they wish. More than 10 million courses have been sold around the world since 1990. For more information, please go to www.thegreatcourses.com.