Using Self-Talk to Teach Metacognition

We model a lot of self-talk in literacy through think-alouds when teaching students how to read or write, but have we considered the value of self-talk across the curriculum? Self-talk refers to the statements we tell ourselves or the questions we ask ourselves in any given situation. Self-talk is a critical part of our thinking …

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All the R.A.G.E vol.2

Cindy Carlson, Enrichment Resource Teacher in AMDSB, has been publishing newsletters with Resources and Activities for Gifted Enrichment. Cindy's goal is to provide information and resources for teachers interested in engaging students, developing 21c Competencies, and differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners - which is why I am sharing them here! Read the November Newsletter here: …

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Questions to Ask BEFORE Integrating Digital Tools

Last week I tweeted out questions to ask BEFORE integrating digital tools. Here is the full series of questions. What would you add? Start with Backwards Design . . .  What do students need to know, understand, and be able to do? (curriculum + learning goals) What is our purpose (student voice + teacher)?  What …

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