Think!: Metacognition-powered Primary Teaching
- Anoara Mughal - Experienced teacher and school leader, UK
Primary Professional Studies
The perfect guide to help you embed metacognitive approaches to your teaching.
What is metacognition and how can you use it in your teaching? Metacognition – being aware of our own ways of thinking – is popular in education, but it is not always obvious how it links to teaching practice and how to teach it explicitly. This book translates meaningful concepts from research literature not only into practical strategies to try in your classroom but also gives you the opportunity to reflect on metacognitive strategies that you already use.
Key topics include:
- Metacognitive strategies in a range of subjects, including English and mathematics
- Dismantling metacognitive misconceptions
- How to use metacognition to improve test performance
- The importance of developing a growth mindset
- How to develop self-regulation in the classroom
Being aware of our own ways of thinking; that's what metacognition is but do we have a firm grasp of what it actually means? In this unusually detailed, impeccably researched and passionately written text, Anoara Mughal has really encouraged us to think about thinking. Anoara takes thinking beyond the conceptual into the practical and this book helps us address metacognition not as something to be frightened of but something to embrace in assembling and supporting opportunities for learning in our classrooms. Written with reference to the Teachers Standards and Early Career Framework, this book is ideal for anyone wishing to develop their understanding of the thinking processes at work in their classrooms and indeed in their staff rooms as they continue to help our young people to be the best that they can be. Readily accessible and digestible in bite sized chunks, ‘Think!’ will support individual teacher development as well as inform whole school continual professional development for many years to come.