Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Pioneering New Book Through ASCD: Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains

Marcus and I are pleased to announce the publication of our pioneering new book, Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains: Metacognitive Strategies, Activities, and Lesson Ideas, published in conjunction with ASCD.

Coinciding with the release of the book, Marcus and I will be conducting an ASCD webinar, Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains, taking place from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 28. We invite you to register at the link.

As many of you know, metatcognitive strategies have been an important focus of our work in the area of educational research and professional development. We strongly believe, and research supports, that metacognition is key to higher student achievement. Unfortunately, studies of classroom practice indicate that few students are taught to use metacognition and the supporting cognitive strategies that make learning easier.

With Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains, Marcus and I empower teachers with a practical and motivational approach to metacognition with the goal of helping all students become better thinkers. The book includes useful metaphors, learning strategies, and instructional tips for incorporating metacognitive strategies into the classroom.

Readers of the book will learn practical ways for teaching pre-K through 12th-graders how to drive their own brains through an optimistic outlook toward learning. We also focus on such strategies as setting goals, focusing attention, monitoring progress, and encouraging cognitive flexibility.

Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains will launch July 1. It is currently available for pre-order at Amazon.com.  Learn more about the book by watching the video at the link.  

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