- Working memory
- Mental flexibility
- Establish routines
- Model appropriate social behavior
- Demonstrate supportive and reliable relationships
We know that self-regulated learners display several features in their work.
- They develop their own goals and choose learning strategies to meet these goals.
- They employ techniques to monitor and evaluate their progress, and modify their learning when necessary.
- They have the ability to self-regulate their behavior, thoughts and emotions, which leads to sustained focus and attention. This includes being able to slow or impede behavior, thoughts, and emotions which do not contribute to learning.
We know that motivation is a key sustainer of self-regulated learning. And with maturity comes a greater ability to self-regulate.
The ability to be a self-regulated, independent, and flexible learner in today’s fast-paced, globalized, and knowledge-based world is essential.
Teachers can assist students to set realistic yet challenging goals .
- Encourage students to be cognizant of their own behavior by observing and recording themselves for reflection.
- Provide a range of instructions that students can give to themselves during the learning process.
- Model how to evaluate achievement and modify strategies and goals if necessary.
- Teachers should also provide frequent opportunities for students to practice self-regulating strategies and solve interpersonal problems.
- It’s also important for teachers to improve their students’ attentional readiness through techniques such as breathing and mindfulness.