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MakingthinkingvisibleEL. Nanabarb sur Twitter : "@Nanabarb99 Fabulous book. Making thinking visible provides an assessment tool for tchs & advances students thinking. PZ Thinking Routines on Vimeo. "I Wonder" Questions: Harnessing the Power of Inquiry. Overview Harness Student Curiosity Students always have questions.

"I Wonder" Questions: Harnessing the Power of Inquiry

When's the homework due? How does Siri understand what I'm saying? Why is the sky blue? How It's Done What Are "I Wonders"? "I Wonders" is the categorical name that teachers at Crellin Elementary use to describe the individual questions that students ask about their learning. Dana McCauley, Crellin Elementary principal, describes how the process works: Alex Corbitt sur Twitter : "Cognitive Rigor Questions (via Maverick Education LLC) #sunchat #engchat #edchat #ELAchat... How Google Impacts The Way Students Think. How Google Impacts The Way Students Think by Terry Heick It’s always revealing to watch learners research.

How Google Impacts The Way Students Think

When trying to understand complex questions often as part of multi-step projects, they often simply “Google it.” Why do people migrate? Google it. Where does inspiration come from? How do different cultures view humanity differently? Literally Google it. And you see knowledge as searchable, even though that’s not how it works. 1. Google is powerful, the result of a complicated algorithm that attempts to index human thought that has been digitally manifest. The result? 2. When students are looking for an “answer,” good fortune sees them arrive at whatever they think they’re looking for, where they can (hopefully) evaluate the quality and relevance of the information, cite their source, and be on their merry way.

But with the cold logistics of software, having come what they were looking for, learners are left with the back-button, a link on the page they’re on, or a fresh browser tab. Critical Reflection Resource... From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines. I have been a fan of Visible Thinking Routines which were developed by Project Zero from Havard, for a while now.

From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines

I have used these routines with students, as blogging routines and in professional development workshops. The Visible Thinking Routines website explains that: Routines exist in all classrooms; they are the patterns by which we operate and go about the job of learning and working together in a classroom environment. A routine can be thought of as any procedure, process, or pattern of action that is used repeatedly to manage and facilitate the accomplishment of specific goals or tasks.[…] Classrooms also have routines that structure the way students go about the process of learning As I am trying to make 21st century, modern, contemporary or “now” learning visible, it seemed a natural step to point out “Modern” or “Now” Learning Routines.

Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom. How do children gain a deeper understanding of how they think, feel, and act so that they can improve their learning and develop meaningful relationships?

Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom

Since antiquity, philosophers have been intrigued with how human beings develop self-awareness -- the ability to examine and understand who we are relative to the world around us. Today, research not only shows that self-awareness evolves during childhood, but also that its development is linked to metacognitive processes of the brain.

Making Sense of Life Experiences Most teachers know that if students reflect on how they learn, they become better learners. For example, some students may think and process information best in a quiet library, while others may focus better surrounded by familiar noise or music. Metacognition plays an important role in all learning and life experiences. How do I live a happy life? Through these reflections, they also begin to understand other people's perspectives. Book Study Monday: Creating Cultures of Thinking, Part 1. Wow!

Book Study Monday: Creating Cultures of Thinking, Part 1

The enthusiasm surrounding this book study is amazing! Over the next couple of months, we’ll be reading and discussing Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools, by Ron Ritchhart. We will follow the reading schedule below, but the format of the study really lets you read at your own pace and jump in the conversation at any time. June 8, Introduction and Chapter 1 June 22, Chapters 2 & 3 July 6, Chapters 4 & 5 July 20, Chapters 6 & 7 August 3, Chapters 8 & 9 August 17, Chapter 10. 6th-grade-q2-interim-2012_final.pdf. New thinking routine: "Question Sorts" Use it & share ur findings. #pzsyd #visiblethinking #culturesofthinking.

Using micro lab to discuss our thinking! #visiblethinking #BialikCoT2015. Training the mind... 12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom - 12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom by Paul Moss To remedy the situation, and grow fruitful and happy students within the confines of the syllabus you are bound to, start to fix the problem yourself by creating an atmosphere of problem-solving in your classes.

12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom -

Create situations where students have to think for themselves. Here are some ideas: 1. Instead of telling students what the learning objective is for a task, have them come up with one when they’ve completed it. 2. Instead of answering an unnecessary question, urge students to take back their power by taking another moment to think about the problem, then to check their books and other resources around them for the solution, before asking their table for help, before asking the teacher. 3.

Gradually reduce the scaffolds on tasks, increasing the amount of autonomy with the approach to a task. 4. How you handle the change in direction is the best example of problem-solving there is. 5. 6. 7. 1 68 Assessing thinking skills Carol McGuinness Learning and teaching. Cool new graphic for the 8 Cultural Forces #CreatingCulturesOfThinking. Need to spend more time on higher order thinking. #FlipConAus. Promoting a Culture of Learning. Learning is a culture.

Promoting a Culture of Learning

It starts as a culture with the students as human beings needing to understand their environment. And it ends as a culture with students taking what we give them and using it in those physical and digital environments they call home. Even the practices that promote or undermine the learning process itself are first and foremost human and cultural artifacts. Literacy, curiosity, self-efficacy, ambition and other important agents of learning are born in the native environments of students' homes.

Further, learning is ongoing, perishable and alive -- just like culture. Creating Culture. Great reflection prompts from @kjinquiry Look @lanafleiszig :)