• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Summarizing research from theorists such as Robert J. Marzano and Daniel Goleman, this revised volume helps educators understand and utilize brain research to build high-achievement classrooms.

Thinking about thinking
Thinking about thinking

Neurons that fire together wire together.

PatWolfe

Metacognitive reflection, or the mind watching itself, is essential to the learning process. In the metacognitive moment, learners plan, monitor, and evaluate their own thinking and learning. The reflection is the pause in the act of learning that deepens understanding and gives meaning to the learning. In metacognitive processing, or reflecting, learners are, first, self-aware and, second, self-regulatory. Mature learners know that to really know, to fully comprehend something, involves a moment when they are aware of what they are learning and how well they are learning it. This awareness and control over one's thinking and learning is the key to learning that has breadth and depth for future use.

Implied in the realm of metacognition, ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles