Self-monitoring is the process of checking your own performance and outcome. During self-monitoring the student reviews their progress towards their goal, evaluates the outcome and redirects their effort if needed.

Some self-monitoring strategies include:

  • Developing personal rubrics to evaluate work before handing it in
  • Analysing work to identify the most common mistakes made and then
  • Developing personal checklists to ‘check off’ most frequent errors – a checklist can be made for maths and one for writing activities.



Sage Bagnato, J & Meltzer, L (2010) Self-Monitoring and Self-Checking; The Cornerstone of Independent Learning. In Meltzer Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom. The Guildford Press: New York.