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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hot off the press from ASCD...explicit strategies for teaching students metacognitive strategies. Well worth the read!

Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains
If the difference between a student's success and failure were something specific you could teach, wouldn't you? Metacognition is exactly that -- a tool that helps students unlock the brain's amazing power and take control of their learning. Educational researchers and professional developers Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers have been exploring and using the explicit teaching of metacognition for years, and in this new book they share a practical way to teach preK-12 students how to drive their brains. Learn more.
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Here is a GREAT article on how teachers can impact a student's perception of their ability to succeed in school. This well worth the read, courtesy of SmartBrief.

How teachers shape students' stories
How educators think -- and talk -- about students can affect a student's trajectory in school, veteran educator Jim Dillon writes in this blog post. He shares a story about two educators' perceptions of the same student.
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