Helping students strengthen their understanding of metacognition — thinking about their thinking — is an important goal of my teaching. And I’ve written a lot about it. I thought it would be helpful to gather all of those posts in one “The Best…” list.
Here are My Best Posts On Metacognition:
- “I Like This Lesson Because It Make Me Have a Longer Temper” (Part One)
- “There’s a metacognition deficit
- Student Metacognition & Instructional Strategies
- Another Lesson Combining Metacognition, Writing, Speaking, & Listening
- Summarizing Books In One Picture
- An Effective Five-Minute Lesson On Metacognition
- The “Three Good Things Exercise”
- Nice Way To Connect Photos To Metacognition
- Does Getting Better At Metacognition Physically Alter The Brain?
- Update On Metacognition Study
- Student Writing & Metacognition
- What Is Metacognition?
- A Very Good Article On Metacognition
How People Learn:Bridging Research and Practice is a new book from The National Academy Of Sciences and can be read for free online. It focuses on three teaching strategies — activating prior knowledge, focusing on big concept ideas and encouraging pattern recognition, and developing awareness of metacognition.
Do Students Know Enough Smart Learning Strategies? is an important post at MindShift that describes a recent Australian study. It highlights the importance of helping students develop metacognitive skills.
Metacognition and Student Learning is from The Chronicle on Higher Education.
Bringing Metacognition into the Classroom is by Lizzie Pinard.
“If you are happy and you know it clap your hands (clap clap)” a metacognitive song for kids? @smfleming
— Benedetto De Martino (@bendemartino) May 25, 2013
My top ten learner autonomy and metacognition resources is from Lizzie Pinard.
Coming up with explanations helps children develop cause-and-effect thinking skills is a report from Science Daily on a new study.
The role of metacognition in language learning is by Lizzie Pinard.
Helping language learners visualise their linguistic development: growing learning is by Lizzie Pinard.
Metacognition is from The Center For Teaching.
Promoting Student Metacognition is a very nice chart of questions students can ask themselves.
50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think is from Teach Thought.
Feedback is welcome.