Metacognitive Strategies in self-education. Practical tools for language learners


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00:00 - Introduction. Metacognitive strategies and reaching native-like fluency
2:16 - What is metacognition?
2:36 - Hard Skills, Soft Skills, and Meta Skills. What skills do we need to get to Native-Like Fluency
7:41 - Why reading out loud is a metacognitive exercise
11:00 - Metacognition is not just about awareness. Example
15:25 - Three basic metacognitive strategies
20:00 - Why content doesn't matter. What matters is the strategies that you use to work with content
21:20 - In today's world, a teacher does everything for a student
23:33 - Native-Like Fluency means you can CREATE
24:51 - How can you help your children (and yourself) become metacognitive learners
27:23 - Encourage children to think out loud
30:38 - I apply the same learning strategies across different domains (self-correction)
32:43 - What is self-education
35:29 - How do you self-regulate your learning process?
39:29 - Why some students are successful and some - unsuccessful
46:15 - The "I-Concept"
48:14 - The strategies we can use to help children and ourselves become successful metacognitive learners
51:30 - The Exercises to develop meta-skills and apply metacognition to improving your English skills

I have 17 years of teaching experience, and I know for a fact that the question is never "How am I going to teach this?". The right question is "How are they going to learn it?"

This is the overview of my talk at the conference "Continuous learning for children and teenagers. strategies. A conference for teachers and parents", which took place on Aug 9, 2022.

I gave a talk on "Conscious application of metacognitive strategies in teaching children and young adults. Practical tips for families and teachers"

You can download the presentation in the Russian language here
You can access the webinar on Metacognitive learning "How do I evaluate my progress?" here.
You can see students' projects (My review of the project and My takeaways from applying Metacognitive strategies) here and here too. 

In this video, I'm sharing the same strategies in English.
This video is for parents of bilingual kids, ESL teachers, and adult learners who are interested in mastering the English language and achieving native-like fluency.

Conscious application of metacognitive strategies can help accelerate your learning process. Most students do things intuitively, not strategically. They are hoping for the best instead of steering their learning process in the right direction, i.e. toward infinite levels of mastery.

Try the suggested exercises and share your thoughts.

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