Metacognition/ Learning To Learn PowerPoint Description
I led a School Improvement Group looking at Metacognition, or put more simply Learning To learn. I was concerned that my language classes were not developing efficient and effective ways to memorise new vocabulary and grammatical structures. As a consequence I created this PowerPoint presentation, which I have used with all my classes from years 7- 13 (UK)/ grades 6 to 12. I find it particularly powerful to show before assessments and show it regularly throughout the academic year!
It starts with the powerful statement: Intelligence is not fixed or unchanging. We can build intelligence. I then ask the students to discuss how they learn vocabulary and grammatical structures.
Then there are some examples of mnemonics in Lingala, Chinese and French, followed by a French grammar analogy. Finally there are 2 slides of ideas for the students to try (which you may wish to print out) such as:
Practice testing * You MUST DO THIS! Test and be tested by a friend/family member/ yourself.
Write a challenging quiz e.g Millionaire, zondle, Kahoot, Tiny Taps…
Teach someone or something (teddy bear will do!). We remember 90% of what we teach others.
You may wish to print out some slides for display or perhaps share ideas with parents.