The Power of Metacognitive Questions

Connie Hamilton

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Connie Hamilton presents: The Power of Metacognitive Questions

If students are to truly become lifelong learners, they must learn how to learn. This session focuses on ways that metacognition, thinking about thinking, can be embedded before, during, and after instruction to trigger students to reflect on their learning process – regardless of the content area. You will explore the benefits and limitations of content and metacognitive questions, so you know when to use which type of question. This session is sure to spark some “aha” moments.

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Connie Hamilton

Connie Hamilton has served many roles in over two decades as an educator. She has been an elementary and middle school teacher and instructional coach. As an administrator, Connie held positions as a principal at both the elementary and secondary levels and a central office curriculum leader. Her experience in these positions fueled a passion for supporting high quality instruction. Connie has partnered with hundreds of teachers, in their classrooms, to offer job embedded professional learning. She leads cohorts of educators through Collaboration and Instructional Feedback Teams (CIFTs) where they observe one another and collectively share feedback for growth in an authentic collaborative coaching experience. Connie offers a true individualized approach to learning by offering feedback specific to each teacher’s classroom, students, and curriculum. These cohort members routinely describe the process with Connie’s CIFTs as the most beneficial professional learning they’ve ever experienced. Connie is the author of six books including her brand new title, Hacking Group Work.  She shares her experiences as a teacher, instructional coach, principal and district curriculum leaders with teachers and school leaders all over the world.