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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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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September #AMDSBKidsChat: Growth Mindset

Welcome to another exciting year with #AMDSBKidsChat!  If you are joining us again, we are thrilled to have you back! If you are new to #AMDSBKidsChat (Twitter in the classroom), let me tell you a little bit about our chat! #AMDSBKidsChat is a Twitter chat for K-8 students in the Avon Maitland District School Board. #AMDSBKidsChat …

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