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Metacognitive Coaching in Math Classrooms

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Metacognitive Coaching in Math Classrooms

Having been fortunate to observe a variety of math classrooms, especially within the independent school sector, we’ve come to learn a number of things, which we will write about across several blog posts.  Today we are focused on the lack of metacognitive instruction and coaching within many math classrooms.

Metacognition research has assisted educators in changing the way we view learning.  We know high achieving students usually apply metacognitive processes in their learning and problem solving.  And students who apply metacognitive processes tend to be higher achievers.  Recent studies have shown that even young children can apply metacognitive processes when the tasks fit their interests and capabilities.  And any age-related development may likely be due to lack of appropriate exposure in school....

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