EF Strategy — Metacognition

by Laurie Moore Skillings, SCAC


Metacognition is the executive functions skill that helps you “think about your thinking” and “learn about your learning”.  It is the ability to self-monitor when performing a task (e.g., doing a math problem, cleaning up after yourself, learning something new).

 You can help strengthen the executive functions skill of metacognition by using the following strategy, THINK:

Talk to yourself

“How am I doing?”, “What did I learn?”

yourself in your learning

how you learn best

Keep track
of what works and use it