Today we are talking about metacognition and why it's important for our children. What is metacognition? "Metacognition, simply put, is the process of thinking about thinking. It is important in every aspect of school and life, since it involves self-reflection on one’s current position, future goals, potential actions and strategies, and results. At its core, it is a basic survival strategy, and has been shown to be present even in rats."
Metacognition "can improve the application of knowledge, skills, and character qualities in realms beyond the immediate context in which they were learned." In turn this can help your student process information and skills learned in the classroom across other areas of study and life. "Transfer can also be necessary within a discipline, such as when a particular idea or skill was learned with one example, but students must know how to apply it to another task to complete their homework or exams, or to a different context. Transfer is the ultimate goal of all education, as students are expected to internalize what they learn in school and apply it to life."
Here at Linder Educational Coaching, we understand the importance of metacognition and will work with your child to teach the skills needed to be successful in academics, from organization and study skills to memory techniques and test taking strategies.
If you want your child to get ahead and start this academic school year on the right track, contact us today! http://www.lindereducationalcoaching.com/