1. It's 8pm - Welcome to #UKEdChat session 376 thinking about Metacognition. Questions coming up. Remember the hashtag  https://t.co/EDK5T5ErLd https://t.co/gTV8dZAnUh
    It's 8pm - Welcome to #UKEdChat session 376 thinking about Metacognition. Questions coming up. Remember the hashtag  https://ukedchat.com/2017/10/18/meta-cognition/  pic.twitter.com/gTV8dZAnUh
  2. #UKEdChat Q1
Q1. Isn’t thinking about thinking something just for academics?
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    #UKEdChat Q1 Q1. Isn’t thinking about thinking something just for academics? Use the hashtag & A1... pic.twitter.com/L8q0XDIbFk
  3. Good evening #UkEdChat! Hope all is well this evening. Looking forward to tonight's chat.
  4. #ukedchat Ans1 Isn't thinking something everyone should do? Isn't thinking and learning inextricably linked?
  5. @UKEdSch #UkEdChat A1 No. Thinking about the thinking process can lead to a better understanding and allow students to explore many possibilities.
  6. @ukedchat #ukedchat A1 It might just be. The whole terminology sounds quite abstract unless you've read deeply about it of course.
  7. MC is not well defined nor are successful strategies well defined. That said lots of research ev of benefits #ukedchat
  8. #UKEdChat Q2
What training have you had, or would like to have on metacognition?
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    #UKEdChat Q2 What training have you had, or would like to have on metacognition? Use the hashtag & A2... pic.twitter.com/467Vm7P8Zm
  9. @MillionPassions #ukedchat it is linked. understanding the process helps many students understand their frustrations with learning & which can motivate them
  10. #ukedchat Ans 2 MC is 'learning to learn' - simple as. It means learning is what students do - rather than have done to them
  11. A2 - I’ve had no formal PD, but I’ve read a lot of articles on the subject. All Ts should know its benefits. #UKEdChat  https://twitter.com/ukedsch/status/921090614543994881 
  12. #ukedchat Ans 1 & 2:  MC is all about empowering students, making them equal partners in the learning process. https://t.co/5GmIkh0W1K
    #ukedchat Ans 1 & 2: MC is all about empowering students, making them equal partners in the learning process. pic.twitter.com/5GmIkh0W1K
  13. A2 just did as part of MSc so have read lots of Zimmerman. on Self reg learning which is man of MC skills. #ukedchat
  14. @ukedchat #ukedchat many reasons...not focussed on in ITT, not all leaders see it as important, time constraints, lack of expertise.
  15. @ukedchat @WillFastiggi #ukedchat it was a way in for those with fixed mindset and a way to continue developing those with #GrowthMindSet.
  16. A1: Maybe it’s just me, but generally I find that actual thinking is more useful than thinking about thinking. #UKEdChat
  17. Lots relating to ILPs, targets and 'learning conversations' #ukedchat
  18. @ukedchat #UKEdChat A2 I think some training could be very beneficial. It's not something addressed enough but possibly implied.
  19. #UKEdChat and believe me, I’ve done a lot of thinking about thinking.
  20. A1 MC generally seen as planning, monitoring and evaluating learning. Those who can identify issues with learning and sort do well #ukedchat
  21. @621carly Until you hit a barrier. Then knowing the process helps you along. It's part of the solution/learning not the entire thing you do #ukedchat
  22. #UKEdChat Q3
What practical role can metacognition play in the classroom? Share your own experiences.
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    #UKEdChat Q3 What practical role can metacognition play in the classroom? Share your own experiences. Use the hashtag & A3... pic.twitter.com/B5HvSAo7se
  23. #ukedchat Sutton Trust have the evidence that proves metacognition works, same for EEF. Why aren't we heeding it? https://t.co/Nmk6I8y2PC
    #ukedchat Sutton Trust have the evidence that proves metacognition works, same for EEF. Why aren't we heeding it? pic.twitter.com/Nmk6I8y2PC
  24. #ukedchat Ans3: It turned my school around. Embedding MC processes (using soft skills as the language) raised attainment & self-esteem
  25. @WillFastiggi @ukedchat #ukedchat problem is getting high quality training. Too many charlatans out there.
  26. @mpotter21 #UKEdChat I’ve taught kids who learn this way, and some that don’t. I don’t think it’s the same for everyone.
  27. #ukedchat  When soft skills are used as MC vocab teachers & students speak same language (no need to "squeeze" curric). Everyone wins https://t.co/VnjtzPhVxg
    #ukedchat When soft skills are used as MC vocab teachers & students speak same language (no need to "squeeze" curric). Everyone wins pic.twitter.com/VnjtzPhVxg
  28. @ukedchat A1 #ukedchat it is extremely important in order for learners to identify their own barriers to learning!
  29. @ukedchat @WillFastiggi #ukedchat A2 Despite being one of the key ways to accelerate learning, very little is said perhaps because it's not understood.
  30. @ukedchat @WillFastiggi @Tackela @effortfuleduktr @sing0utsue Generally through restorative practice and learner reflection on their own behaviours affecting personal development!
  31. A3 used MSLQ in research. Correlation between learning strategies scores and exam results in our school. No corr with motivation #UKEdChat
  32. @ukedchat @WillFastiggi @Tackela @effortfuleduktr @sing0utsue A3 #ukedchat Lots of educators use Carol Dweck's growth mindset approach in their classrooms to teach brain plasticity.
  33. @effortfuleduktr #UKEdChat I’ve also taught those who have found it unnecesssary or a distraction to their learning. But sure, others loved it.
  34. Had a lot of input on metacognition as part of a science cognitive acceleration programme called CASE - anyone else know CASE? #ukedchat
  35. @UKEdSch #UkEdChat A3 Thinking about processes. possible different outcomes. In ICT we encourage a lot of "What if...?" questions.
  36. A3 - I think if teachers understand it a bit it can be used a lot in class - doesn't have to take massive planning either. #ukedchat
  37. A2 - metacognition very important but not convinced I've ever had any relevant CPD. Just twitter and own reading #UkEdChat
  38. @mpotter21 #UKEdChat Completely agree. It’s what makes teaching children endlessly fascinating. 😀
  39. @ukedchat a3 #ukedchat through improving learning awareness, behaviour and skills.
  40. @ukedchat @WillFastiggi @Tackela @effortfuleduktr @sing0utsue A3 #ukedchat I've found that problem solving and project based learning activities are a great way to develop metacognition.
  41. #UKEdChat Q4
How does being self-aware about one’s thinking aid pupils’ independence?
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    #UKEdChat Q4 How does being self-aware about one’s thinking aid pupils’ independence? Use the hashtag & A4... pic.twitter.com/WagBEWv74S
  42. @_theteachr #ukedchat yes but never used it. Weren't the EEF doing a rerun as a randomised control trial? Must check up.
  43. @ukedchat A1 #UKEdChat Thinking about thinking gives thinking a deeper meaning even for children
  44. A3 techniques for encouraging metacognition are important, but take time to have an impact, so low satisfaction for ss & teachers #ukedchat
  45. @_theteachr #ukedchat been a while since I read about it but it was a successful strategy. Think resources have to be bought though.
  46. If a teacher knew they had a class for 3 to 5 years straight, they might be more likely to encourage metacognition for the long run#ukedchat
  47. @savedyouaspot Honestly, do schools actually want pupils to think independently in class? To a point? Are maverick ideas welcome? #UKEdChat
  48. @621carly #ukedchat would like to see more evidence on how it's been used the classroom well. I suspect there is lots of good & bad practice out there
  49. #ukedchat Learning to learn was appreciated by parents, empowered them to help at home, gave common language at Parents Evenings
  50. @ukedchat @WillFastiggi @Tackela @effortfuleduktr @sing0utsue I think so. To me, the growth mindset approach forms the basis to metacognition/critical thinking.
  51. A3 need a shift from instant gratification, i.e. slight move away from teach it, questions ss, most get it right, move on. #ukedchat
  52. A4 it allows them to learn how to follow their thinking process -almost like an observer. Hard at first, big rewards in long run. #ukedchat
  53. @ukedchat @WillFastiggi @Tackela @effortfuleduktr @sing0utsue @chemtabulous Identifying what triggers anxiety / racing thoughts etc. And developing strategies to mitigate the impact of these! What are your thoughts?
  54. @ukedchat @Tackela @effortfuleduktr @sing0utsue @chemtabulous A4 I think it brings awareness to yourself that children are thinking things through in their own way and to let them. #UkEdChat
  55. #UKEdChat Q5
How can metacognition impact on the lesson reflection and planning for teachers?
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    #UKEdChat Q5 How can metacognition impact on the lesson reflection and planning for teachers? Use the hashtag & A5... pic.twitter.com/XwjnPeSMyN
  56. @ukedchat @WillFastiggi @Tackela @effortfuleduktr @sing0utsue @JamesNottinghm This home CPD sounds interesting! Will the videos/transcripts be available after the conference? I’m in Wales and we don’t break until 27th.
  57. @lcatherine91 @WillFastiggi @Tackela @effortfuleduktr @sing0utsue How do experiences relate to metacognition? Can pupils with limited life experience develop metacognition? A barrier? #UKEdChat
  58. @mpotter21 #UKEdChat I agree. I like what @olivercavigliol does on dual coding. I’ve found that works really well in the classroom.
  59. @ukedchat @Tackela @effortfuleduktr @sing0utsue @chemtabulous @RCCS_MissRJ @HowtoSTEM #UkEdChat A5 It is good to look back and determine how you came to your conclusion. Ask: Was/Is there a better way to go about it?
  60. @ukedchat #UKEdChat honestly to an extent I think not. It’s difficult to measure and check it against standards so not in gvt int
  61. A5 Prepare to not have neat set of right answers in books. If their brains hurt at the end of it, you probably did a good job. #ukedchat
  62. @621carly @olivercavigliol #ukedchat Will have a read. My own thinking is mc is something we do as we teach everyday No need for special training lessons for students
  63. A5 - questions, questions - good ones. Plan them, e.g. why is that your answer? What might be another answer with that logic? #ukedchat
  64. @ukedchat @WillFastiggi @Tackela @effortfuleduktr @sing0utsue @chemtabulous Nope, reflecting on own thoughts and the cause of those thoughts E.G. I get racing thoughts at night if I work too late...
  65. a5 less questions & don't expect kids to read your mind - you also have to think about their answers and how they got there. #ukedchat
  66. #UKEdChat Q6
With a busy timetable, how can we find time for teachers/pupils to develop metacognition?
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    #UKEdChat Q6 With a busy timetable, how can we find time for teachers/pupils to develop metacognition? Use the hashtag & A6... pic.twitter.com/6pCIRBLMqp
  67. @_theteachr #ukedchat exactly what I tell my students. If your brain hurts a little & you had to work at it to get the answer I probably taught it right
  68. A5 - if you hear a response that's totally 'wrong', don't dismiss - ask, 'why do you think that?' Can reveal a lot! #ukedchat
  69. @UKEdSch A4 #UKEdChat it gives them power over their own thinking as it shows there are no limits when enquiring
  70. @ukedchat @sing0utsue Schools are frightened of teaching skills that aren’t measurable immediately.
  71. @ukedchat @WillFastiggi @Tackela @effortfuleduktr @sing0utsue @chemtabulous @RCCS_MissRJ #UkEdChat A6 Problem solving & PBL activities are a great way for children to develop their thinking whilst still covering the curriculum.
  72. 1/3 of what ss learn is unique to them & they will already know about 40% of what they are taught, nobody will know exact same 40%#ukedchat
  73. @ukedchat @WillFastiggi @Tackela @effortfuleduktr @sing0utsue @RCCS_MissRJ @HowtoSTEM #ukedchat MC could be developed slowly during school. Think it could link well to feedback if structured well.
  74. Get head to train them in the assembly, tie it into the reward system, publicise what you do and head Staffs by regularly walking through.  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/921099172501221376 
  75. @UKEdSch A5 #UkEdChat helps think about meaningful questioning to aid discussion and thoughts about it
  76. @ukedchat @WillFastiggi @Tackela @effortfuleduktr @sing0utsue We all have likes, dislikes & potential challenges. It is about acknowledging our individuality & reflecting on our learning. #ukedchat
  77. A6 - as with anything - little and often. try things out - it might fail, but learn. Talk to others about what you're doing. #ukedchat
  78. A6 - MC is important. Saying you have a busy timetable is like saying no to a tray because you have too many drinks to hold.#ukedchat
  79. @ukedchat @Tackela @effortfuleduktr @sing0utsue @chemtabulous @RCCS_MissRJ @HowtoSTEM #UkEdChat A6 It is encouraged in lessons. In ICT it's all about thinking, then doing. It comes easy in my subject.
  80. @grahamhd86 @ukedchat @WillFastiggi @Tackela @effortfuleduktr @sing0utsue Not from what I read in literature but doesn't mean there isn't a load of psychology lit that doesn't give that as definition.
  81. #UKEdChat Q7
What resources would you recommend for teachers just starting the metacognition journey?
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    #UKEdChat Q7 What resources would you recommend for teachers just starting the metacognition journey? Use the hashtag & A7... pic.twitter.com/vMrSLlbuw2
  82. A6 - might seem like you're trying to fit every strategy under the sun into every lesson - don't need to. Develop each... #ukedchat
  83. A6 strategy (little and often) and you'll soon be like a swiss army knife of awesome teaching strategies! #ukedchat
  84. @ukedchat @WillFastiggi @Tackela @effortfuleduktr @sing0utsue @chemtabulous @RCCS_MissRJ @HowtoSTEM @savedyouaspot Come and have a look at meta cognition and self regulation strategies of the highest order at my two schools. Derbyshire NG208jx. Inbox
  85. @ukedchat @Tackela @effortfuleduktr @sing0utsue @chemtabulous @RCCS_MissRJ @HowtoSTEM @savedyouaspot @stevehew1965 A7 #UkEdChat I have not had a chance to look yet but "Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains" is a book that has been recommended before.
  86. Thanks for the chat tonight #UkEdChat! Very insightful as always. Feel free to follow and come say hello throughout the week!
  87. @invacad Teaching and Learning Initiative has raised awareness of the value of #metacognition in improving learning outcomes  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/921103820834426880 
  88. @ukedchat Sorry I missed it! Here's a metacognition blog I wrote ages ago- may be interesting.  https://susansenglish.wordpress.com/2017/03/25/why-i-love-metacognitive-activities  Hope it's interesting thanks