Modeling Metacognition: Setting the Tone on the First Day

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A vital part of preparing to teach is considering what will most benefit the students we encounter. To be successful across a variety of domains, students need instruction on how to engage in critical thinking, synthesize and evaluate information, and self-evaluate their own learning and performance. That is, students need metacognitive skills—those skills that allow them to successfully plan, monitor, and evaluate their learning. 

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