In the penultimate part of this metacognition.org.uk CPD course on Metacognition, you will turn you attention to monitoring. In this session, you will consider the importance of monitoring cognitive performance, as well as being provided with a range of strategies to introduce into your teaching to support students ability to monitor.
Monitoring is one of the most difficult things for students to do, and also one of the hardest things for us to do as teachers. How can we make sure that students are completing the task in the correct manner, using the correct strategy etc.? Perhaps we can do it for one student, but not a class of 30!
The best way for students to monitor their progress is through the use of checklists. Which type of checklist they use will depend on the task requirements and their confidence using different monitoring strategies.
The main types are covered in our CPD on monitoring - above - but they are briefly listed below:
1. General Checklist
2. Key Questions
3. Content Checklists
4. Strategy Success Criteria
5. Task Success Criteria
6. Warning Signs
7. Flow Map
Download these monitoring templates below, insert the question or task that students are completing, and, once trained in what they need to do with the template, students will be away!
These can all be edited as required to suit your teaching, classes, years and subjects.
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