How can schools boost students’ self-regulation?
Cecilia Le and Rebecca E. Wolfe, Phi Delta Kappan
In this article, Jobs for the Future authors Le and Wolfe expand on the Students at the Center paper Motivation, Engagement, and Student Voice, finding that research, documentation, commentary, and policy all point to the fact that mastering academic content and skills is not sufficient for today’s youth. In order to fully prepare students for success in college, career, and civic life, education must incorporate additional behaviors, skills, and mindsets, often called metacognitive skills or 21st-century skills. The article profiles three schools and programs serving low-income, off-track youth that have recognized the importance of these metacognitive skills.