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
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.
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.