Educating a child is in large part, about training the student to think. Meta-cognition can be a difficult skill to foster because it asks students to reflect upon their own work. All of us want to succeed and reflecting critically about ourselves can be a difficult and emotional process.
Praise children’s efforts, not their abilities. Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset, is a must-read for parents and teachers.
"Building Executive Functioning Skills throughout the School Year." HelpTeachingcom RSS. 21 Mar. 2014. Web