This blog is for educators using the metacognitive framework - "nothing less than an internal dialogue with oneself. It is the process of bringing past experiences to a conscious level, analyzing them, and determining better ways to think and behave in the future" Roland Barth. I will be continuing to post SEL information on this website because metacognition is the basis for SEL.
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Friday, June 21, 2013
Why teachers should embrace learning differences in boys - Here's a great article that validats the difference in the way boys and girls learn. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.
Jessica Lahey said she noticed
she disciplined male students much more often than female students. She
writes in this commentary that the traditional classroom model may not
work for boys, who are statistically more likely than girls to be
suspended, disciplined and diagnosed with
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. She writes that researchers
have found boys tend to thrive in a classroom environment where they can
develop an end-product and participate in structured, competitive
games.The Atlantic online