Metacognition describes the process of thinking ABOUT thinking. Through metacognition, students identify and monitor their thinking and learning processes, explicitly attempt new strategies, and assess the effectiveness of these processes and strategies.
As educators, we often identify key skills that our students need to learn, but it can be challenging to find activities that specifically address these skills. This part of the Design Lab is devoted to our evolving "Learning Genome" of essential skills, critical for college and career preparation. At this time, we have identified 45 skills. Accompanying each skill description is a growing catalog of associated activities.
As you explore, you will see that each skill is associated with specific learning strategies. The Search Filters will allow you to search for skills associated with individual Common Core Standards, specific content areas, etc.