When delivering metacognition training, INSET or CPD, Mike always begins by unpacking the terms and providing teachers and support staff with total clarity on what they mean. This builds a solid foundation for the training, allowing Mike to then take colleagues on a journey through a wide range of practical strategies, activities and techniques they can use to embed metacognitive thinking and self-regulation in their lessons.
For Mike, there are two key types of metacognition teachers need to be aware of: metacognition outside of the event and metacognition during the event. The former refers to metacognition before a task begins and reflection after a task has finished. The latter refers to how students think critically about what they are doing, while they are doing it. Both approaches help learners to better understand the process of learning and to speed up their progress.
As with any training focussing on an important aspect of teaching and learning, Mike’s metacognition training, INSET and CPD is highly interactive, giving colleagues plenty of opportunities to think critically about the topic, reflect on their own practice and try out the practical strategies, activities and techniques Mike introduces.
It is the marriage of theory and practice that characterises Mike’s metacognition training. Colleagues leave sessions understanding the why and the how, making it easier for them to sustain new habits over time.
Mike’s metacognition training covers a wide range of topics, including:
Whether you’re looking for full day INSET, half-day training or a twilight CPD session, Mike is happy to develop metacognition training to meet the needs of your school or college. Get in touch today and Mike will get back to you by email or phone to discuss your needs.
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