Back to Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains: Metacognitive Strategies, Activities, and Lesson Ideas
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
- Adopting an optimistic outlook toward learning
- Setting goals
- Focusing their attention
- Monitoring their progress
- Engaging in practices that enhance cognitive flexibility
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.