Metacognition: Plan Do Review

Help your students to reflect and critically analyse their thinking before, during and after a task.

Metacognition is often defined as “thinking about thinking”, or “learning to learn” – it is the ability to reflect and critically analyse what you think and choose helpful thought processes. It has been highlighted by The Education Endowment Foundation as one of the most cost-effective ways to help students improve their learning.

There are many metacognitive strategies you can use with your students, and they can often be divided into three stages: before, during and after a task. Our “Metacognition: Plan, Do, Review” teacher CPD workshop will give your staff practical strategies to help your students think metacognitively at each stage of their learning.

This CPD workshop can be delivered on its own, but we recommend booking it as an add-on to our Metacognition: Practical Strategies CPD workshop for a more complete view of metacognition and metacognitive strategies.

This course will help teachers improve students’:

  • Metacognitive skills
  • Self-regulation
  • Emotional control
  • Self-awareness

Key messages

Before: Planning

  • How to enhance motivation
  • Avoiding the Planning Fallacy
  • Solution-focused questions
  • Don’t “blank page” your students

During: Doing

  • Help self-regulate emotions
  • Controlled focus on the task at hand

After: Reviewing

  • How to ask for and receive feedback
  • Effective self-reflection
  • Using metacognitive questions for learning

Delivery Options

We love to visit schools and meet with educators in person, but we understand that it may not always be possible or practical. This is why we can also deliver any of our Teacher CPD workshops live online on the platform of your choice.

You may also be interested in the Teacher CPD Academy, our online platform that will help your school design the perfect in-house CPD programme effortlessly.

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FAQ

What can your Teacher CPD workshops help my school’s staff with?

We design our Teacher CPD workshops with a focus on practical, applicable strategies informed by the latest and most pertinent research. More specifically, we don’t tell your staff how to teach – we illuminate research findings, suggest best practices, then help spark and facilitate conversations among your staff about what that looks like in your school.

We specialise in improving Teaching & Learning, using Cognitive Science research. We cover topics ranging from Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction to Cognitive Load Theory, Retrieval Practice to Metacognition, Growth Mindset to Leadership, and more.

How do you tailor your Teacher CPD workshops to my school’s needs?

We provide exactly what you need. Whether you’re after a single, one-hour session or a full day with multiple workshops and coaches, we have you covered.

We are also very aware of the multiple competing goals schools have to balance. So, we are more than happy to help you choose the perfect combo of workshops and figure out timings if you need. All you have to do is get in touch!

What does the process of booking a Teacher CPD workshop with you look like?

Starting from your initial enquiry all the way to the day of the workshop (and even beyond), our team is here to advise you. We will gladly help you pick the perfect workshop for your school and figure out the timings of the day.

We sort out our own travel and accommodation when necessary and turn up early and prepared on the day, armed with all the materials and tools we need. Our coaches pride themselves on being low maintenance and high impact. Nothing is too much trouble – we all turn up to change lives for the better and put in the work to do so.

We are reliable, informative and entertaining, allowing you to relax, enjoy the day and get the full benefit from the Teacher CPD training.

Can you provide Teacher CPD workshops online as well as in person?

Absolutely! We love running Teacher CPD workshops in person, but we understand that this may not always be the most practical solution. So, our workshops are designed to be delivered online too, via the platform of your choice.

This allows us to provide you with the same great workshops, in a format that works for your school. And don’t worry: we have not compromised on the interactive and practical aspects of our workshops for online delivery.

Who designs your Teacher CPD workshops?

Our team is comprised of chartered psychologists, ex-teachers, Teaching & Learning research specialists – and more. We have built our expertise and honed our workshops over 15 years of working with schools all over the UK and internationally.

Who are the coaches who deliver your Teacher CPD workshops?

All our Teacher CPD coaches are highly trained and have a psychology background. We want to make the day as stress-free as possible for you. For us, that means showing up early, with all the tools and materials they need, fully prepared for a day of workshops.

What does a day of InnerDrive workshops at my school look like?

In a nutshell: whatever you want it to look like. We are equally as experienced delivering short, whole-school training as we are full days of small-group training with multiple workshops and coaches. We will discuss the ideal workshop day for your school with you early in the booking process.

However, there is one common thread: our coaches always show up early, fully prepared, arms full of handouts and excited to deliver a great Teacher CPD workshop.

What have other schools thought about working with you?

Our clients have consistently rated our workshops an average of 4.8 stars out of 5, and many of the schools we work with book us year after year. You can read our reviews here, and see a list of the schools we have worked with here.

But if you’re after a more detailed answer to this question, here’s a blog post from a teacher who attended one of our Science of Learning Teacher CPD workshops pulling back the curtain…

What sets your Teacher CPD workshops apart?

We are highly specialised in one area: evidence-informed Teaching & Learning training, rooted in research, designed by psychologists and education specialists, and focused on practicality and applicability.

Over our 15+ years of experience, we’ve learned to truly tailor our workshops to fit each school’s unique needs. We’ll go the extra mile to make sure we deliver the ideal training for your school and make the entire experience stress-free for you, from booking to the day of the workshop.

It is this commitment that has earned us consistently high reviews as well as many schools booking with us again and again.

Get in touch

We would love to help you choose the perfect workshop for your school. If you have any questions or just want someone to give you a call back to book, please fill out this form.

One of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

+44 208 693 3191
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