This article in The Edmond Sun describes the efforts of a local teacher to make metacognition come alive in her second-grade classroom. She explicitly teaches students how the brain works. In one lesson students use pipe cleaners to represent neural pathways and create a class brain, making visible learning pathways by connecting concepts from one part of the school year and from one subject to another. Drawing on current understandings of student learning, she blends subjects to help students make connections and uses techniques to support all types of learners.
Source Organization: Edmond Sun