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I created the Drive My Brain Model (2018) specifically for my dissertation research. The model is a three-phased conceptual diagram that visually represents students’ thinking about thinking as they plan, monitor, and reflect. It was designed to equip students with the necessary tools for deep thinking about any curriculum area. The purpose of the model was to expose students to their metacognitive abilities by explicitly teaching metacognitive awareness and regulation.
The results of the study found that after only 8 weeks, students’ metacognitive awareness was significantly higher and metacognitive regulation started to show a similar trend. Furthermore, results indicated that the model was fun and easy to use for both students and teachers. Eventually, students did not need to use the model to show metacognitive abilities; the Drive My Brain Model was a scaffold to initially teach them the skills.
Use the Drive My Brain Model to teach students about metacognition as well as any other brain-based lessons. It can be used with any subject area. Feel free to modify as needed (editable resource sold separately).