Students who succeed academically often rely on being able to think effectively and independently in order to take charge of their learning. These students have mastered fundamental but crucial skills such as keeping their work space organized, completing tasks on schedule, making a plan for learning, monitoring their learning path, and recognizing when it might be useful to change course.
do not need to rely on their teacher as much as others who depend on
more guidance to initiate learning tasks and monitor their progress.
Students who do not learn how to "manage" themselves well as they
proceed through school experience more setbacks, become discouraged and
disengaged from learning, and tend to have lower academic performance.
They may also be responsible for more classroom management issues.
teachers we know enjoy teaching students how to wield one of the most
powerful thinking tools: metacognition, or the ability to think about
your thoughts with the aim of improving learning. A metaphor that
resonates with many students is that learning cognitive and
metacognitive strategies offers them tools to "drive their brains." The
good news for teachers and their students is that metacognition can be
learned when it is explicitly taught and practiced across content and
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