[IAEP] A culture of meta-cognition

Caroline Meeks caroline at solutiongrove.com
Tue Mar 10 20:39:13 EDT 2009

This semester I've had the privileged of observing in some local schools as
part of my graduate class.  Today I was struck by how much good teachers
talk about and think about thinking and learning.  They explicitly tell
students to think and reflect themselves on their thinking and problem
solving.  This is definitely something we want to keep in mind as we create
curriculum and guides using Sugar.  But I also am going to challenge myself,
and those of you who wish to join me, to try to make it part of our
conscious practice here.

I definitely have role models to follow in this community. Such as David
talking about and observing our collaborative group process as we go through
Forming, Storming and Norming.  I also think Greg's works in trying to have
us purposely work towards a "Starfish" organization is very important and

One thing I've been learning in these last few weeks as School, my day-job,
and writing up  long shot funding requests for Sugar work have all gotten in
the way of day-to-day sugar-on-a-stick testing for me, I have seen a
tremendous amount happen and new people stepping in. Its a real lesson to me
in trusting the community and in remembering its a marathon not a sprint we
are running here.  Thank you!

Caroline Meeks
Solution Grove
Caroline at SolutionGrove.com

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