[IAEP] A culture of meta-cognition

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 03:32:51 EDT 2009

On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 5:39 PM, Caroline Meeks
<caroline at solutiongrove.com> wrote:
> 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.

Yes, observing how I learned was one of the best things I could do for
myself in school. I intend to put metacognition (under some other
names) into the Earth Treasury Digital Textbook program, and invite
schoolchildren and teachers to comment on how each lesson works for
them, particularly if they know an approach that works better for

> 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
> insightful.
> 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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