Monthly Archives: April 2013

DFS Classroom Visit: “Thinking about your thinking!”

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“Thinking about your thinking!” This is what the 5th graders in Allie Gross’s Detroit Future Schools classroom at Plymouth Educational Center yell back in unison, in response to the question, “What does metacognition mean?” This is not because the definition has been drilled into them through rote memorization.  Rather, it is because Allie has built a strong

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