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Thinking strategies

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Many approaches to encouraging better thinking are abilities-centric, but Visible Thinking is about fostering dispositions of thought, creating a Culture of Thinking, and bringing students to the c…

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Systems scribing can create an original model that the group needs right in the moment. As visual practitioners, we can make visible the parts and the whole; the patterns and perspectives.

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Using strategies to make thinking visible can be incredibly powerful. Their power, however, hinges almost entirely on how willing teachers are to learn about their students. Far too often, I see vi…

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We use tools in our classroom that help encourage our students' thinking -- but are you making their thinking visible? We use anchor charts and other strategies, but are you doing all of these? There's one way to find out!

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Your students will LOVE these thinking strategies for any subject area you teach in your elementary classroom! Check these thinking routines and ideas out here!

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Have you ever wondered how you might improve class discussions about art? As art teachers, we know the importance of taking the time to teach students to observe and talk about art. With hundreds of students and short classes, however, this can be a big challenge. In the past, I felt my class discussions were […]

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Questioning is a reading strategy that is taught to students to help them to better engage with the text. It helps the reader to clarify what he or she is reading and to better understand the text. Asking good questions is a way for students to monitor their own comprehension while reading.

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Teach your students to use critical thinking with this activity that is guaranteed to use higher order thinking (HOTS). And BONUS: this strategy is perfect for any elementary content area too!

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How does your day normally go by? Scenario 1: You go through your day on the flow taking things as they come. Scenario 2: You first wake up, plan your day, go through your to-do

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