Teaching Tip: Metacognition

Metacognitive thinking involves one`s reflecting upon their own thinking and learning. Your students will learn more effectively if they use the following metacognitive strategies as they seek to accomplish a task.
  1. Organize and plan. Students should set goals for the task and plan how to meet them.
  2. Manage. Students should set their pace for accomplishing the task and focus their attention on the task.
  3. Monitor. Students should continuously check their progress and understanding as they work on the task.
  4. Evaluate. Students should assess how well they have accomplished the task and determine what to do if their initial efforts are not successful.
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