Remote Teaching Tip for the Week of April 20, 2020

Metacognition Cycle

Now that remote teaching has been happening for more than a month, it might be worthwhile to check in with students about their overall experience in your class. Learning doesn’t happen without student investment. Checking in with students is one way to help determine how well your remote classroom is functioning and will give you a few ideas about ways to support students during this unusual time. 

Here’s an example of some “check-in” questions you could ask:

Questions adapted from

This type of self-assessment helps students build metacognitive awareness as they develop strategic approaches to learning. By facilitating reflexive thinking, you’re helping your students make sense of their life experiences during this difficult time. 

In terms of implementation, you could ask these questions in a Canvas discussion forum if you’re interested in a more open conversation or, if you prefer to keep it anonymous, a simple Google form would work well. 

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