Metacognition, often described as the process, “thinking about thinking,” plays a major role in academic performance, but few are familiar with the term.

I’ll use an example to help you quickly understand what metacognition looks like in action. A dichotomy between two students underscores its influence over academic outcomes.

Imagine Jonny and Blake, two 8th grader students who rarely earn A’s in their classes, help one another study for a history test. The two try out a new memorization technique that one of them recently heard about. …

Robert Trone

CEO & Cofounder at Vana Learning

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