Visible Thinking

Making Thinking Visible… What is it? Educational research conducted by Project Zero at Harvard Graduate School of Education has led to a flexible and systematic approach to learning. Using an extensive collection of practices, called “thinking routines”, learners’ thinking is made visible through active processing, and in turn, deepens content learning across subject areas. I…

Team Handball… What More to Learn?!

Think-Puzzle-Explore… Grade 8 Inquires into Team Handball  “Do You Have the Head to Play Team Handball?” – Pedro, Grade 8, Graded School Using the thinking routine, Think-Puzzle-Explore, Grade 8 students drew upon our enduring understanding and essential questions as well as our experiences during this unit to generate ideas and inquire deeper into team handball. Enduring Understanding Team handball develops the…

Redefining Relevance… Redefining THINKING!

AASSA Educators’ Conference – São Paulo, Brazil: Visible Thinking… What is it? This weekend, I had the privilege of presenting at the AASSA Educators’ Conference. Participants in my visible thinking workshop were asked to consider what thinking exactly entails: “When you tell someone you are thinking, what kind of things might actually be going on in your head?” In order to…