Candice Wood

Session title

Metacognitive Tools to Develop Memory and Knowledge Recall

1:00 - 2:15pm

Workshop Overview:  

This workshop will look at a variety of metacognitive tools:

Thinking Frames, Thinking Hats and Thinkers Keys

and how Maidstone Grammar School for Girls use them to imprint information and to improve pupil's knowledge recall. Takeaways will be ways for practitioners to use the tools, whichever subject they teach and how the tools can be used to reduce workload and improve outcomes.

Presenting with Ben White


Dice Wood has worked in secondary education since 2007, previously working in teaching peripatetic music. She holds a degree in Music from Chichester University and an MMus in Russian Music Studies from Goldsmiths College. She currently teaches Music, History and Metacognition at an all girls grammar school. Dice became involved in Thinking Skills when her school embarked on transforming into a Thinking School, gaining their first accreditation from Exeter University in 2012, and from 2015 holding Advanced Status. 

Dice was the school thinking coordinator from January 2016 until 2021, leading the development of new initiatives and overseeing staff training. As such she has previously delivered workshops in the UK on secondary outreach programmes for feeder primary schools, and using Google Education Suite to help enhance Thinking Skills. She still plays an active role in the school’s Drive Team, but now focuses time on writing and developing the pedagogical side of thinking skills rather than the day to day running within the school.

Candice Wood