Friday, 26 August 2016

Metacognition - Sing it!

This is a great video about a teacher who wrote a song about metacognition for his grade 6 class. I like the way the song -- which is rather catchy, by the way -- engages the students and breaks down the intimidation of learning "big words" or abstract concepts like metacognition. It performs the same function as a "team cheer," bringing the class together as a group, making this something that belongs to them and them alone, again increasing the appeal and engagement.

While the concept of a song may be to juvenile for adult learners, it does speak to the value of creating cohesiveness, inclusiveness, and "team spirit" in the classroom as a way of keeping learners feeling comfortable, welcome, and confident learning new things.

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