“The Boss of My Brain”: Explicit Instruction in Metacognition Puts Students in Charge of Their Learning

This article in Educational Leadership, highlights the importance of teaching students of all ages metacognition strategies. It discusses setting the stage by teaching students about neuroplasticity—that they can teach themselves to “become smarter” through learning. It also provides specific strategies and examples for teaching metacognitive skills at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Lastly, it ends with tips that can be applied in any classroom.

Source Organization: ASCD

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