Unit 4: Sparking Resiliency: Self Monitoring Strategies

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Unit Overview

Unit at a Glance

At one point or another, everyone needs to become aware of their own learning styles and study habits. For many educators, this self-awareness came naturally and as a result academic success came easily. However, not all learners are naturally self-aware - yet alone self-reflective on their learning. As a result, self-monitoring skills and strategies must be explicitly taught to these learners to ensure success not only during in-person instruction, but also during days of virtual or remote learning.

In this unit you will rely on you exploring the material listed under Learning Activity. In this unit you will be able to describe the impact of self-reflection on student engagement and success. After you have reviewed the materials under Learning Activity you can reflect on your reading using the link found in the Questions Section.

Think about it

What kind of check-ins do you do with yourself when working on a large project? How do you combat procrastination? How do you cope with work related stress? How do you budget time effectively?

Learning Activity

Explore the links below, and using the link posted in the Questions section of this page reflect on what you have read

12 Ways to Encourage Self-Regulated Learning
"Ensuring students are engaged and taking ownership of their learning can be a difficult task for any instructor—no matter the discipline. Employing any or all of these strategies—each submitted by an instructor in our WileyPLUS community—can help promote self-regulated learning in your classroom."

15+ Strategies to Help Build Self-Regulation Skills
"Self-regulation is a critical skill for people of all ages. It is the ability that helps us to control our behaviors to make good decisions for the long-term, rather than just doing what we want in the moment. It’s also the skill that allows us to manage our emotions when we’re feeling angry, disappointed, or worried. These can be difficult for adults, but are significantly more challenging for children and young adults, whose brains are still growing and developing."

How to Teach Self-Regulation
"Many students enter our classrooms with psychological and learning issues, ADHD, or even adverse childhood experiences and trauma that affect their executive functioning and ability to self-regulate. They do not have the tools they need to focus and pay attention, keep their emotions in check, adjust to change, or handle the frustration that is sometimes a part of interacting with others or learning something new. This can make it very challenging to complete required tasks in the classroom. As a middle school special education teacher, I quickly determined that in order to make learning accessible to these students, I had to first work on developing their self-regulation skills."

Questions

Using the articles you've read, describe the impact of self-reflection on student engagement and success. Would you use any of the strategies described in the articles? Why or why not?
Click on the Link below, and answer the questions on google forms
Reflection Link

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