Learn and deliberately use at least one or two new strategies per week to widen your repertoire of strategies.
The visual resource in this newsletter comes from my ‘7 Metacognitive Steps to Be More’ Online Course. The third metacognitive step (described in this course) is to get knowledge of strategies and to use strategies to help you with challenging cognitive tasks (or other tasks) or the understanding of challenging concepts. The visual shows examples of strategies that can be used to be More Organized, that is a key executive function skill.
In this course I really tried to simplify and visually integrate two very complex theoretical concepts that have formed part of my daily work over a period of more than two decades: Metacognition and Executive Functions.
One of my course students asked my opinion about a book that she became aware of whilst doing my course and I decided immediately to order the book, titled: The Multicontext Approach to Cognitive Rehabilitation – A Metacognitive Strategy Intervention to Optimize Functional Cognition (written by two internationally recognized occupational therapists that are leaders in various fields but also in the field of cognitive rehabilitation research).
I could not believe my eyes! I tried to simplify and integrate two complex theoretical concepts in a nutshell (e.g. on one pagers) and they wrote a manual of nearly 400 pages with a direct connection to metacognition and executive functions as addressed in my ‘simple’ course. Their work really made me excited and inspired me for various personal and professional reasons.