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Discover how metacognition can make the difference between a student’s success and failure and how you can teach it to preK–12 students. Metacognition is a tool that helps students unlock their brain’s amazing power and take control of their learning. Authors Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers share a practical way to teach students how to drive their brains by
The authors present useful metaphors, learning strategies, and instructional tips that you can use to teach your students to be the boss of their brains. Sample lessons show these ideas in classroom settings; sections on professional practice help you incorporate these tools so that you are teaching for metacognition as well as with metacognition.
BOOK: (ASCD book, 2016) 6" x 9", 134 pages
E-BOOK: (ASCD E-Book, 2016) PDF e-book accompanied by bonus MOBI and EPUB files for use on e-book readers like the Kindle and the Nook. See the e-book FAQ link for information about device compatibility.
Increasing students’ vocabulary is vital to their reading and learning success, and promoting the use of academic language in speech and writing will also encourage further understanding. In this guide, you will find strategies, games, and classroom essentials you can use to create vocab lesson plans that are both exciting and effective. Discover ways to engage students in vocab learning with word walls, learning stations, and brain-compatible lessons. Explore strategies and rubrics for assessing vocabulary learning, and plan how to team with your colleagues to increase vocabulary across your grade level or school.
Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning. Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.