The 75 Cognitive Skills are the foundation of all assessment. Understanding the Cognitive Skills will be vital to student success. Consequently, we have deconstructed each Cognitive Skill and produced an effective guide on how to teach each stage of the Cognitive Thinking levels in relation to that specific skill.
We can provide highly beneficial professional development for your teachers on how to embed Cognitive Skills into their lesson plans. Furthermore, we have produced a poster for each Cognitive Skill that can be displayed throughout your school to inspire student understanding. Additionally, we have available in-depth lessons to teach students these crucial skills.
We have developed a poster for each of the 75 Cognitive Skills; these facilitate learning by outlining how to approach each skill. The posters include a student-friendly definition of the skill, real-world applications that highlight how the skill applies to everyday life, a step-by-step process on how best to perform the skill and a proficiency scale to measure understanding. Students will be able to identify what is required in their responses to reach higher cognitive understanding and improve the quality of their work.
These posters are an excellent classroom resource, which students and teachers can refer to when they encounter any question or task involving a Cognitive Skill. When you purchase the posters you gain unlimited usage within your school, and access to all future updates, free of charge.
Teachers can create online lessons with subject specific questions based on each Cognitive Skill – increasing student understanding of each skill within a relevant context. To enhance critical thinking, student's can self-assess and peer-assess online lessons using our specially designed level system.
During the transition to the new system, it may be difficult for schools to track which Cognitive Skills students have been exposed to or what level of proficiency they have reached. To solve this problem, Mighty Minds has developed a unique tracking system that allows schools to measure current student proficiency for each of the 75 skills and continue to track this over time.
Each time a student completes a Cognitive Skill activity or assessment in class, teachers can record the student’s level of achievement via the Mighty Minds Portal. If the activity is completed online, our system will automatically record this information. Not only does this ensure that all Cognitive Skills have been covered to an adequate standard, but it also makes it easy to determine which skills require more attention from each student to make targeted, individualised learning possible.
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