That’s so Meta(cognitive)!

Explicitly teaching metacognition strategies to pupils sometimes affects their learning potential. A PD video lesson from the Good Thinking series explores the concept and offers strategies for teachers to incorporate in their classrooms. Instruction focuses on how to motivate learners to seek deep understanding rather than rote memorization.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the lesson to address issues with long-term retention 
  • Create a list of strategies that fit with current instruction methods
Classroom Considerations
  • Appropriate for viewing individually or in a group
Pros
  • Offers a professional development discussion guide 
  • Includes links to relevant research
Cons
  • None