Friday, January 5, 2018

Online Video Companion for “Teaching Students
 to Drive Their Brains” Will Be Available This Spring

by Guest Blogger Donna Wilson

This past autumn, I was delighted to lead the development of our upcoming online video program, Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains: Metacognitive Strategies, Activities, and Lesson Plans, with ASCD.

The video is based on research, development and practical strategies from the ASCD book of the same name, which I co-authored with Marcus Conyers. Both the book and the accompanying video highlight the principles of metacognition as a tool that helps students unlock their brain power and take control of their learning.

ASCD video producer Ken Cornwell interviewed Marcus Conyers and me for the video, and I also modeled lessons with the students. A big thanks to Dr. Kelly Rose for her wonderful leadership at the Out-of-Door Academy in Sarasota, Fla., where the video was filmed. The Academy’s newsletter features an article and photos from the two days of filming.

Marcus and I are looking forward to the launch of this program, which will support educators to help learners around the world become independent learners and thinkers. It will be available to educators in the spring.

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