Metacognition is the key to success in school and beyond, not to mention the use of executive function strategies. In SMARTS, we believe wholeheartedly that all students, with or without ADHD or learning differences, need explicit instruction in executive function strategies paired with opportunities to foster metacognition. Without these opportunities to promote reflection, students may develop unrealistic and unhelpful views of themselves as learners.
Dr. Lynn Meltzer, founder and president of the Institutes of Learning and Development and creator of SMARTS, explains:
“Metacognition at its core is thinking about how you think, learning about how you learn, and understanding who you are as a student.”
With training, students can develop a resilient and accurate view of who they are. In this video, Dr. Meltzer discusses the importance of metacognition.
Want to learn more about metacognition with Dr. Meltzer? Join her for our Summer Executive Function Summit!
- Michael Greschler, M.Ed., SMARTS Director
SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum: smarts-ef.org
Research Institute for Learning and Development: researchild.org
The Institute for Learning and Development: ildlex.org