Session 3 on  10/13/2015: Metacognative Strategies for Students 

Summary: Firstly, you learned more about metacognitive strategies, which in simple words are learning about your learning and then taking actions to learn even more. Then we watched a short youtube video about Metacognition by Dr. Josh Walker: Brief Intro to Metacognition. Afterwards, we learned more about the overview of Chapter 8 in Manning and Payne (1996, p .153): This chapter gives students and teachers real ideas about metacongnative self-talk because teachers have tried these activities in the classrooms. The self-questions to ask ourselves are related to these statements:

 Knowledge of some kind of study that works well for you.

 Comprehension of the ways successful learners use self-talk.

 Application of using the teacher’s plans (if they have anyJ) to keep up great study habits.

 Analyses by looking at what kind of language skills are needed for your tasks.

 Synthesis where you get a rhythm and a routine about what you are learning and teaching yourself.

 Assessment (Evaluation) is very useful for taking a look at your study habits and wasted time to improve your learning by improving upon useful learning habits.

Then, lastly you wrote written reflections on Session 3.

        Whiteboard for Session 3 on 10/13/20

Documents: ESP1b Session 3_Self-talk

Announcement: The International Center is having a Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, October 14th that will be held at the 2nd floor of the Lawson building from 12:45 to 15:30 with special areas for individual consultations about studying abroad with students who have had the experience. 

Homework due on 10/20/2015: 

1. Option to complete an entry of self-study in your Four-Skills Log. The entry should be one hour in length or longer and please answer the questions completely: 

Which day, which practice task and how long?  Reflections: What did you do? How long for? What did you notice? How did you feel? New speaking or listening goals?

Note: A sudden change in policy in the ERC on October 1st requires me to check out your resources for you, because student borrowing in the ERC is closed for student borrowing :(.  I am free in my office 3rd periods on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for me to borrow resources for you to use for your 4-skills logs. Apologies for the inconvenience this causes.

New! Also borrowing during office hours of course.

2. Helpful Study Habits provided by Manning and Payne (1996, p. 154):

 As best you can please complete self-talk habits that are productive and/or counterproductive for you based on the table provided entitled, “School Work Habits:” Please complete the table with simple self-talk that can be beneficial  (in the rows with the smily face) or not so helpful for you (in the rows with the frowning face). This graph is also attached  in the document 'ESP1b Session 3_Self-talk' below on page 2. 


Hint: You can use a variety of study situations to make phrases you might say to yourself in the languages you use.

As always, students who are absent there is a copy of this article for you in the box on Stacey's office door marked ESP1 Tuesday 2nd.

Stacey Vye,
Oct 19, 2015, 7:33 PM