Category Archives: metacognition

Engaging in Deeper Thinking

Click this link for an interesting article on Encouraging Your Students to Engage in Deeper Thinking. Having students share their thinking through a community that encourages Math Talk allows for making that metacognitive process explicit. More importantly, modelling that skill (at EVERY grade level) will only help them with that process.

If you still haven’t clicked the link, here is an excerpt to encourage you…
What you share models your own thought process, and from there you can train students to exploit their own stories, thoughts, and musings to help create a deeper understanding of the subject matter. Creating a classroom culture of storytelling leads to deeper connections, deeper commentary, and ultimately higher achievement. It is a version of Think Aloud, a strategy many elementary teachers use faithfully, yet an all-important process underutilized by many of us in the secondary levels.