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Course Description

Metacognitive-supportive teaching has the greatest effect on learning. Metacognition is about active learning. Metacognitive teaching strategies enable students to take a greater role in their learning, enhancing intrinsic motivation, self-efficacy, and ultimately, achievement. The best learners are metacognitive. All students can improve their metacognitive approach to learning.

But how is this taught? Reinvigorate your teaching with pragmatic professional development that explores a synthesis of factors that make a difference.

Nine Units:

  • Thinking
  • Curiosity
  • Questions
  • Prompts
  • Verbalisation
  • Peer teaching
  • Reflection
  • Writing
  • Flow



All teachers, primary and secondary.

Teaching Standards

1.1.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students:  Use teaching strategies based on knowledge of students’ physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics to improve student learning

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking

3.5.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use effective classroom communication:  Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement and achievement

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"Amazing. So many things to put into practice. An informative course that provided me with practical strategies to immediately apply to my classroom."

- Thomas Burke, Inaburra School

"This course is a must for all teachers and it will change the way you teach in your classroom. Michael has intelligently structured the course for easy understanding and provided a lot of thought provoking questions that we can reflect on. There are many rich learning experiences and teaching strategies provided, that will add on to our teaching pedagogy as a result of taking up this course."

- Shanti Seetharaman, Teacher

"This was an amazing course. Very relevant to current research and other books I have read. Michael Griffin presents a very engaging course, which is packed full of easy to implement teaching strategies, which are based around quality research"

- Danielle Lazaris, Tangara School for Girls

Course curriculum

  • 1

    TFM Unit 1: Thinking

    • Reflection Question

    • Video: Unit 1 Thinking Part 1

    • Video: Unit 1 Thinking Part 2

    • Reflection Question

  • 2

    TFM Unit 2: Curiosity

    • Video: Unit 2 Curiosity

    • Reflection Questions

  • 3

    TFM Unit 3: Questions

    • Video: Unit 3 Questions Part 1

    • Reflection Question

    • Video: Unit 3 Questions Part 2

    • Reflection Questions

    • Activity Resource: Effective Questions

  • 4

    TFM Unit 4: Prompts

    • Video: Unit 4 Prompts

    • Reflection Questions

    • Activity Resource: Australian Curriculum Cognitive Verbs

  • 5

    TFM Unit 5: Verbalisation

    • Video: Unit 5 Verbalisation

    • Reflection Questions

  • 6

    TFM Unit 6: Peer Teaching

    • Video: Unit 6 Peer Teaching

    • Reflection Question

  • 7

    TFM Unit 7: Reflection

    • Video: Unit 7 Reflection Part 1

    • Reflection Question

    • Video: Unit 7 Reflection Part 2

    • Reflection Question

    • Activity Resource: Reflection Questions

  • 8

    TFM Unit 8: Writing

    • Video: Unit 8 Writing Part 1

    • Reflection Question

    • Video: Unit 8 Writing Part 2

    • Reflection Questions

  • 9

    TFM Unit 9: Flow

    • Video: Unit 9 Flow Part 1

    • Reflection Questions

    • Video: Unit 9 Flow Part 2a

    • Reflection Question

    • Vidoe: Unit 9 Flow Part 2b

    • Reflection Question

    • Video: Unit 9 Flow Part 2c

    • Reflection Questions

  • 10

    Course Feedback

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Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Teaching for Metacognition will contribute 6.5 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework, addressing standard descriptors 1.1.2, 3.3.2 and 3.5.2 from the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.



Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin is an educator, keynote speaker, author and pianist.

He provides professional development services for education and business organisations, and enrichment lectures for students and parents in Australia and around the world.

As a teacher, Michael taught for 25 years in government, Catholic and independent schools, as a music teacher and faculty leader up to Deputy Head level.

As a musician, he has performed all over the world, including performances with the London Philharmonica and Dubai Philharmonic Orchestra.

Michael is the author of several widely-acclaimed books, including Metacognition: Teaching Children to Think and Learning Strategies for Musical Success.

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