Tips for Teachers: 20. Introduction to Metacognition

Tips for Teachers: 20. Introduction to Metacognition

‘A metacognitive learner is one who has knowledge and control over cognitive skills and processes. They understand how learning happens, and they are able to actively and independently apply this understanding to help them learn in the most effective way, and to...
Tips for Teachers: 19. Learner Engagement

Tips for Teachers: 19. Learner Engagement

‘Engaged pupils are better behaved and more likely to be motivated. They enable teachers to create a more imaginative learning environment and to improve the experience for all. A motivated pupil is more likely to spark interest in other pupils than the class...
Tips for Leaders: 6. Emotional Agility

Tips for Leaders: 6. Emotional Agility

‘We see leaders stumble, not because they have undesirable thoughts and feelings – that’s inevitable – but because they get hooked by them like a fish caught on a line…they are paying too much attention to their internal chatter and allowing it to sap important...
Tips for Teachers: 18. Questioning Techniques

Tips for Teachers: 18. Questioning Techniques

‘When planning questions, every teacher should ask themselves: do I want the students to develop critical thinking skills or deepen their subject knowledge? It can be both. This will determine what type of questions to ask and how to ask them.’ (Ross Morrison...