Metacognition – Teaching Secrets: Teaching Students How to Learn
Metacognition: By Cossondra George, via Education Week Teacher
Great teachers not only have a firm grasp of content but are also adept, through metacognition, at helping diverse learners master those concepts and skills. It can be a lot to manage, and new teachers sometimes lose sight of another important aspect of our roles: guiding students to become responsible for their own learning (metacognition: learning how to learn).
Even veteran teachers sometimes tell students to “take notes” or to “study” without ever sharing strategies for doing so. Modeling techniques for reading, note-taking, and studying can take time, but it is a worthwhile investment. By encouraging students to be intentional in their learning, you can equip them with the tools they need to be successful in your own classroom and in the future.
Awareness of common pitfalls and effective strategies can support your efforts to help students “learn to learn – metacognition” …
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