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The Thinking Hats - by janeh271

The Thinking Hats - by janeh271

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Six Thinking Hats From Mycoted Early in the 1980s Dr. Edward de Bono invented the Six Thinking Hats method. The method is a framework for thinking and can incorporate lateral thinking. Valuable judgmental thinking has its place in the system but is not allowed to dominate as in normal thinking. Dr. de Bono organized a network of authorized trainers to introduce the Six Thinking Hats. The Race Card Project ® - Submit your 6 Word Essay on Race Hello and thank you for visiting My idea was to use these little black postcards to get the conversation started. But I quickly realized once I hit the road on my book tour that I didn’t really need that kind of incentive. All over the country people who came to hear about my story wound up sharing their own.

Cube Creator Summarizing information is an important postreading and prewriting activity that helps students synthesize what they have learned. The interactive Cube Creator offers four options: Bio Cube: This option allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read; it can also be used before students write their own autobiography. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Inquiry Process Explained Visually for Teachers Learning is all about being curious and inquisitive. It is a process in which learners explore the unknown through their senses using both sensory and motor skills. Being involved and engaged in the learning task is the key to a successful learning journey and to elicit this kind of engagement from learners, teachers need to nurture a learning environment where students take responsibility for their learning and 'where they are only shown where to look but not told what to see'. Such environment definitely requires a solid approach and an informed strategy to learning one that is dubbed: inquiry-based learning. Inquiry-based learning is essential in developing the most solicited 21st century skills : problem solving and critical thinking.As a teacher, you might be wondering about ways to inculcate the precepts of strategy into your teaching and lesson planning.

Business Hat - News by Nate | April 26, 2011 | 72 comments I love to wear my engineering hat. But over the years I've had to learn (sometimes kicking and screaming) about business. Somewhere along the path I started to enjoy it so forgive me if I sometimes put on my business toupee (after all, I really shouldn't be running a business). SparkFun lived in a series of places over the past 8 years. Towards the beginning, I was like any other college student – I had roommates.

Teacher's Resources: King Cotton and the Cotton Gin Teacher's Resources: King Cotton and the Cotton Gin The following websites may be very useful in creating lessons plans for this and other Georgia Stories: The New Georgia Encyclopedia Georgia Information Georgia County Guide Georgia Historical Society Digital Library of Georgia Georgia Authors Georgia Authors from the Digital Library of Georgia The following is a list of Georgia Performance Standards covered by this Georgia Story. Click on any listing to view the GPS statement.Historical Understandings - SS8H5 1. How to Keep History Lessons Meaningful During Role Play by Aaron Brock Most social studies teachers are expected to cover very specific content, whether or not it resonates with the students personally or politically. This often leads us to fall back on reenactments as the primary method of giving students an historical “experience.” While there is value in these activities, it is important to reflect on the purpose of any hands-on lesson.

The Six Thinking Hats–my way of remembering them The six hats introduce a way to do parallel thinking! I have summarised the six hats here and used my own imagination to produce my own version of how I like to think of the six hats: 1) White hat-Data Cotton-Eyed Joe "Cotton-Eyed Joe" is a popular American country song known at various times throughout the United States and Canada, although today it is most commonly associated with the American South. In the Roud index of folksongs it is number 942. History[edit]

East students learn about local history to create books - News Tales of the past were given new life during Local History Day at East McDowell Junior High. The event brought together eighth-grade history students from Danny Shaw’s and Jessica Reel’s classes with local historians and gave students a glimpse of the region’s past. “Eighth-grade studies North Carolina history, so we try to pull in a McDowell County unit because we feel like that part of history is sometimes lost,” said Media Coordinator Vickie Blankenship. “We wanted the kids to pick something that they’re interested in and learn about different topics from our region.

Six Thinking Hats: A collaborative learning strategy that works Six Thinking Hats: A collaborative learning strategy that works Posted on Sat, Aug 10, 2013 @ 05:00 AM For those of you unfamiliar with Edward de Bono, he is the physician and author behind “parallel thinking,” the term used to describe a learning method in which all members of a group collaborate to explore—rather than argue or endlessly debate—a subject. He writes about this concept in Six Thinking Hats, a book that essentially aims to improve communication and make decision-making in groups more focused and collaborative. We’ve found his process particularly useful for group work and problem-solving exercises when we are discussing hot or controversial topics.

The Evidence Base for Social Studies: Social Studies in Elementary Education What We Know According to Seif, there has never been a greater need for social studies programs to prepare students for the future (2003). At a time when a meaningful social studies program is crucial at every level, Seif finds data indicating a reduced emphasis on social studies during the elementary school years (2003). Evangelina Jones, Valerie Ooka and James Rodriquez go as far as to state that social studies is an invisible subject in many elementary classrooms (2001). William Galston’s research provides hard evidence for these statements: between 1988 and 1998 the proportion of fourth-grade students who reported taking social studies daily fell from 49% to 39% (2003, p. 9). Seixas adds that social studies is not seen as a serious or challenging subject by many elementary school teachers and students (2001, p. 550).