How do we prepare our students for the test of life? We teach them
how to learn when they are not being taught! In other words, we give them the
gift of self-reflection, self-awareness, self-initiative, self-direction,
self-assessment and self-regulation – the gift of knowing when they know, and when they don’t know.
Metacognition: The Neglected Skill Set for
Empowering Students, is
written with the teacher in mind. It is more practical than theoretical, but
most definitely grounded in research findings and connected to emergent data.
With the 30 ready-to-use metacognitive strategies in this book,
teachers will deepen learning for their students through explicit reflections
on planning, monitoring and evaluating their own work. As students learn how to
“think about their own thinking”, they become more aware and, thus, better able
to make adjustments on their own work. They gain a sense of ownership, and
teachers get results they can count on through students empowerment.
Metacognition is like magic for 21st century classrooms – it
changes student behaviours before your eyes.