Well … the first post! This blog’s purpose is to track the progress I make facilitating my students’ metacognitive development. My desire to do so has been facilitated by my school’s Professional Learning philosophy, but really, I think I would have undertaken this study anyway. I am a mature age “starter” to the teaching game but seem to have spent my working life as an educator of some sort. Since starting teaching, a long-held dream of mine, I have come to the conclusion (nothing new here!) that many students lack insight into who they are as learners. Anecdotal observations, combined with professional readings, have further motivated my desire to develop my ability to provide an environment where students can “think smart” about who they are as learners and use these insights to maximise their ability to be successful. As I have started telling my Year 12 students (Seniors), it’s all about thinking  strategically when completing a task. This blog will primarily focus on my Year 8 class (first year at high school).


About Kate Pill

I am a Secondary School teacher who is passionate about developing students' ability to answer the "who, what, when, why, how, what if and what next" questions over the course of their learning. A "mature starter" (read as - late!) to the teaching game, I am still developing my IT street smarts. This blog will chart my own journey through the metacognition landscape as I facilitate my students' understanding of not only WHAT they are learning but HOW they are learning it. Wish me luck!

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