Metacognition Teacher's Prompt Cards (Free Metacognitive Tool)

Enhance your teaching practice with our metacognition teacher’s prompt cards!

These question prompt cards aim to bring metacognitive questioning into your teaching practice. Each card has five questions that follow the general themes:

  • Grey - Before & During Tasks
  • Blue - After Tasks
  • Green - Metacognition & Metacognitive Skills
  • Yellow - Critical Thinking & Higher-Order Thought
  • Orange - Deep-Metacognition

There are twenty cards and a total of 100 individual metacognitive question prompts.

A teacher with these at their hand will find bringing metacognitive reflection through casual questioning very easy; this in turn will foster metacognitive thinking in their students.

Printing: These cards are meant to be printed 4 per page and then cut accordingly: this makes them a ‘pocket-tool’ for any educational practitioner. You can keep them as cards (perhaps laminating them) or, if you staple them together, you can make them into a useful booklet of metacognition question prompts quite easily!

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Copyright Adam Godwin (2019)


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Created: Apr 5, 2019

Updated: Jun 14, 2019


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