Donna and I discussed our latest book, Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains: Metacognitive Strategies, Activities, and Lesson Ideas, on CoffeED, an online interview program focused on education and learning.
host and global educator correspondent Dr. Rod Berger conducted the
interview, during which we explained the concept of metacognition,
defined as “thinking about your thinking with the goal of improving
learning,” and shared some practical ways to use metacognitive
strategies to improve the learning experience.
the strategies we described are: being aware of what you already know
and what you’re trying to learn, monitoring your progress with such
tools as self-testing, and being aware of what results you’ve achieved.
developed the metaphor “teaching students to drive their brains,” which
inspired the title of our book, as a way to emphasize the fact that
students are in control of their own learning experience.
Visit the link to listen to the interview.