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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A great article...self-regultation is meta-cognition. Take a look and see what you think. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Research: How self-regulation can boost student achievement
Preschool programs that teach self-regulation skills may help boost student achievement in math and other subjects, according to a recent study published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly. Researchers found that such lessons produced even better results among disadvantaged students. The Oregonian (Portland) (1/6)Bookmark and Share

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Great aricle. Enjoy! Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief

Study: Social, emotional lessons pay off later in life

12/31/2014 | National Public Radio
Lessons teaching social and emotional skills to young children may help boost school performance and reduce rates of mental health and substance abuse issues and arrests later in life, according to a study recently published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. This article highlights several social-emotional programs.
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Monday, January 19, 2015

So what do 3D printers, engagment, and the real world have to do with metacognition? Please read and leave a comment giving your opinion. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.


3D printers help students apply lessons to real-world situations
A growing number of K-12 schools are investing in 3D printers, encouraged, in part, by examples of improved student engagement. Some educators say using the printers also allow students to apply classroom instruction to real-world situations. EdTech magazine online (1/13)Bookmark and Share

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Here is more information on SEL skills. The article is well worth the read. Courtesy of ASCD SMartBrief

Tenn. school focuses on social-emotional skills for educators
A Tennessee high school is including social-emotional lessons in teacher training to create better school environments. "Relationships are the air we breathe. No learning happens without a relationship," said Megan Marcus, founder of the program being used for the training. Chalkbeat/Tennessee (1/7)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Here is a perfect example of a class that is teaching metacognition and will benefit students. Enjoy. Courtesyof ASCD SmartBrief.

Class helps students set behavioral, academic goals
An Illinois high school is offering a course to help students who struggle make better decisions. Co-taught by a social worker and a special-education teacher, it teaches students with disabilities about behavior and goal setting. The school is considering expanding the course into an elective available to all students. The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.) (12/29)

Social and Emotional Learning are all based on meta-cognition. Here is an excellent article on the importance of teaching students in school. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief

Study: Social, emotional lessons pay off later in life
Lessons teaching social and emotional skills to young children may help boost school performance and reduce rates of mental health and substance abuse issues and arrests later in life, according to a study recently published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. This article highlights several social-emotional programs. National Public Radio/nprEd blog (12/31)Bookmark and Share