Habits of Mind 6: Metacognition


After years of focusing exclusively on academic standards, bringing the Habits of Mind to life in your classroom may require a shift on your part–moving away from just paying attention to content learning to focusing also on developing self-directed, thoughtful problem solvers.  Being able to think about your own thinking is critical for supporting the executive function so necessary for planning, processing, and completing learning performances.



Learning Path Outcomes:
  • Examine the importance of metacognition in the learning process
  • Learn strategies for teaching metacognition
  • Learn strategies for students to use as they develop becoming more metacognitive

Additional information


Administrators, Educational Specialists, Guidance Counselors, Instructional Coaches, K-12 Educators, Paraprofessionals, Superintendents

Continuing Education Credits

Act 48 (Pennsylvania), CTLE (New York)


2 hours


Art Costa, Bena Kallick