While metacognition might seem like a buzzword in education, it is truly a key to learning and student success and, in turn, retention. Books like Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn, Make It Stick, and Small Teaching, as well as many articles, emphasize the importance of techniques teachers at all levels can use to help students learn.
This 20-Minute Mentor explains, through the lens of the literature, how the brain processes information and identifies why micro activities are a great method of formative assessment to check in with your students learning and move information closer to long-term memory. Receive multiple ideas for micro activities to use in class, when to schedule these activities, and how to integrate them with the course.
Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:
• Define metacognition and explain its role in learning
• Describe how the brain retains and memorizes information
• Identify how micro activities might be integrated into your class
• List tips for how to best develop and integrate micro activities into a course