Making Thinking Visible

Making Thinking Visible Author Ron Ritchhart
ISBN-10 1118015037
Year 2011-03-25
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A proven program for enhancing students' thinking and comprehension abilities Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is a varied collection of practices, including thinking routines?small sets of questions or a short sequence of steps?as well as the documentation of student thinking. Using this process thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon. Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies The book also comes with a DVD of video clips featuring Visible Thinking in practice in different classrooms.

Making Thinking Visible

Making Thinking Visible Author Ron Ritchhart
ISBN-10 047091551X
Year 2011-05-03
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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"Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is an extensive and adaptable collection of practices that include thinking routines and the documentation of student thinking. The routines are a central element of the practical, functional and accessible nature of Visible Thinking. Thinking routines are easy to use mini-strategies that are repeatedly used in the classroom. They are a small set of questions or a short sequence of steps that can be used across various grade levels and content. Each routine targets a different type of thinking and by bringing their own content, teachers can integrate the routines into the fabric of their classrooms. Thinking Routines help direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion. Thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon"--

Creating Cultures of Thinking

Creating Cultures of Thinking Author Ron Ritchhart
ISBN-10 9781118974629
Year 2015-02-23
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Discover why and how schools must become places where thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted As educators, parents, and citizens, we must settle for nothing less than environments that bring out the best in people, take learning to the next level, allow for great discoveries, and propel both the individual and the group forward into a lifetime of learning. This is something all teachers want and all students deserve. In Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools, Ron Ritchhart, author of Making Thinking Visible, explains how creating a culture of thinking is more important to learning than any particular curriculum and he outlines how any school or teacher can accomplish this by leveraging 8 cultural forces: expectations, language, time, modeling, opportunities, routines, interactions, and environment. With the techniques and rich classroom vignettes throughout this book, Ritchhart shows that creating a culture of thinking is not about just adhering to a particular set of practices or a general expectation that people should be involved in thinking. A culture of thinking produces the feelings, energy, and even joy that can propel learning forward and motivate us to do what at times can be hard and challenging mental work.

Visible Learners

Visible Learners Author Mara Krechevsky
ISBN-10 9781118416921
Year 2013-06-03
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A progressive, research-based approach for making learning visible Based on the Reggio Emilia approach to learning, Visible Learners highlights learning through interpreting objects and artifacts, group learning, and documentation to make students' learning evident to teachers. Visible classrooms are committed to five key principles: that learning is purposeful, social, emotional, empowering, and representational. The book includes visual essays, key practices, classroom and examples. Show how to make learning happen in relation to others, spark emotional connections, give students power over their learning, and express ideas in multiple ways Illustrate Reggio-inspired principles and approaches via quotes, photos, student and teacher reflections, and examples of student work Offer a new way to enhance learning using progressive, research-based practices for increasing collaboration and critical thinking in and outside the classroom Visible Learners asks that teachers look beyond surface-level to understand who students are, what they come to know, and how they come to know it.

Intellectual Character

Intellectual Character Author Ron Ritchhart
ISBN-10 9780787966126
Year 2002-10-24
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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What does it really mean to be intelligent? Ron Ritchhart presents a new and powerful view of intelligence that moves beyond ability to focus on cognitive dispositions such as curiosity, skepticism, and open mindedness. Arguing persuasively for this new conception of intelligence, the author uses vivid classroom vignettes to explore the foundations of intellectual character and describe how teachers can enculturate productive patterns of thinking in their students. Intellectual Character presents illustrative, inspiring stories of exemplary teachers to help show how intellectual traits and thinking dispositions can be developed and cultivated in students to promote successful learning. This vital book provides a model of authentic and powerful teaching and offers practical strategies for creating classroom environments that support thinking.

Getting to got It

Getting to  got It  Author Betty K. Garner
ISBN-10 9781416606086
Year 2007
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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Whenever students can't remember, don't comprehend, or won't follow through on your instructions, here's a guide that explores the root cause for these and other learning problems and shows you how to set students on the path to understanding and success. Learning expert Betty K. Garner explains the mental processes students need to gather, organize, and understand information, and describes how to infuse your lessons with new routines and teaching approaches that truly influence students to become better, more independent learners. Real-life portraits of struggling students illustrate typical learning problems and help you diagnose and resolve them in your own classroom. Learn the steps to take to fundamentally change how at-risk students approach schoolwork by: (1) Encouraging students to use their senses to focus, recognize, and compare new information; (2) Helping students develop and practice their memory skills while you're teaching the curriculum; (3) Using maps, timelines, and other spatial representations to help students visualize new content, understand relationships, and solve problems; (4) Integrating metaphorical thinking into your classroom to help students describe and analyze content; (5) Involving students in activities that help them recognize and understand changes and consistencies; and (6) Helping students build and hone their classification skills.

Visible Thinking in the K 8 Mathematics Classroom

Visible Thinking in the K   8 Mathematics Classroom Author Ted H. Hull
ISBN-10 9781452269405
Year 2011-01-21
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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Seeing is believing with this interactive approach to math instruction Do you ever wish your students could read each other’s thoughts? Now they can—and so can you! This newest book by veteran mathematics educators provides instructional strategies for maximizing students’ mathematics comprehension by integrating visual thinking into the classroom. Included are numerous grade-specific sample problems for teaching essential concepts such as number sense, fractions, and estimation. Among the many benefits of visible thinking are: Interactive student-to-student learning Increased class participation Development of metacognitive thinking and problem-solving skills

The teaching for understanding guide

The teaching for understanding guide Author Tina Blythe
ISBN-10 0787909939
Year 1998
Pages 121
Language en
Publisher Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
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In exploring the process of teaching for understanding as teachers practice it, this monograph succeeds, as few do, in providing different ways of entering a teachers world. Building on teachers' 'inside knowledge,' the authors engage, provoke and coach-in just the right ways-so that I, as a teacher, excited by these new ideas, want the semester to begin tomorrow!?Ann Lieberman, Teachers College, Columbia UniversityThis practical, step-by-step guide to the process of Teaching for Understanding. walks teachers through the four critical steps of this highly successful process. Classroom examples, tips, and worksheets help clarify the process. It shows how to choose topics that engage students? interest and connect readily to other subjects, set coherent unit and course goals, create activities that both develop and demonstrate students? understanding, and improve student performance by providing continual feedback.The how-to companion to Teaching for Understanding: A Framework, edited by Martha Stone Wiske.Contents1. What This Guide Is (and Isn't)2. Understanding Understanding3. The Teaching for Understanding Framework4. Generative Topics5. Understanding Goals6. Performances of Understanding7. Ongoing Assessment8. Tips and Tools for Planning and Teaching9. Teaching for Understanding and Other Educational PracticesTina Blythe is a project coordinator for Project Zero at Harvard University?s Graduate School of Education.

The 5 Dimensions of Engaged Teaching

The 5 Dimensions of Engaged Teaching Author Laura Weaver
ISBN-10 9781936764501
Year 2013-05-07
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Solution Tree Press
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Engaged teaching recognizes that educators need to offer more than lesson plans and assessments for students to thrive in the 21st century. Equip your students to be resilient individuals, able to communicate effectively and work with diverse people. The authors contend that students must develop their emotional and social skills as thoroughly as their academic skills, and that teachers must cultivate this growth.

Creating a Learner centred Primary Classroom

Creating a Learner centred Primary Classroom Author Kath Murdoch
ISBN-10 9781134051700
Year 2008-03-18
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Creating a Learner-centred Primary Classroom is an essential resource to improve teaching practice, examining the key elements that contribute to a learner-centred classroom and offering strategies to encourage children to take a shared role in their learning. Including case studies describing teachers’ methods for linking theory to practice, this user-friendly, photocopiable resource demonstrates how to: construct a learning community encourage collaborative learning share strategies for engaging individual learners provide a scaffold for strategic thinking in the classroom link assessment procedures to learning showcase the practice and outcomes of purposeful curriculum planning. Any teacher who wants to practically tailor their teaching practice to meet the needs of individual learners will find this an invaluable resource.

Make Just One Change

Make Just One Change Author Dan Rothstein
ISBN-10 1612501001
Year 2011
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Harvard Educational Publishing Group
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The authors of Make Just One Change argue that formulating one's own questions is "the single most essential skill for learning"--and one that should be taught to all students. They also argue that it should be taught in the simplest way possible. Drawing on twenty years of experience, the authors present the Question Formulation Technique, a concise and powerful protocol that enables learners to produce their own questions, improve their questions, and strategize how to use them. Make Just One Change features the voices and experiences of teachers in classrooms across the country to illustrate the use of the Question Formulation Technique across grade levels and subject areas and with different kinds of learners.

Rigor for Students with Special Needs

Rigor for Students with Special Needs Author Barbara R. Blackburn
ISBN-10 9781317801320
Year 2013-10-08
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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The bookexamines trade agreements in the context of the current world economic crisis and the uncompleted World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Round of trade negotiations. With economies shrinking and protectionism on the rise, many fear a protracted global recession. This raises important questions as to what role trade agreements multilateral, plurilateral, and bilateral should be playing in the current climate of uncertainty, and how best to plan for a more stable economic future. Previous assumptions are now being questioned, making this an opportune time to critically examine the WTO, free trade agreements, bilateral investment treaties, and other international economic law instruments. Furthermore, participants in international agreements are concerned with emerging issues that have the potential to strengthen or weaken the global trading system, including matters of treaty interpretation; terms of new agreements; and effects of existing provisions. This bookprovides a timely addition to the international economic law literature, as its submissions have been prepared during a time of unusual uncertainty and economic change; individuals interested in international economic law will seek scholarship that recognizes the current international economic climate. This book should be of interest to a wide range of academics and student researchers, as well as policymakers and practitioners. "

The Growth Mindset Coach

The Growth Mindset Coach Author Annie Brock
ISBN-10 9781612436265
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Ulysses Press
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A COMPLETE AND EASY-TO-FOLLOW GUIDE FOR INSPIRING EVERY STUDENT WITH THE POWER OF GROWTH MINDSET Created by teachers for teachers, this is the ultimate guide for unleashing students’ potential through creative lessons, empowering messages and innovative teaching. The Growth Mindset Coach provides all you need to foster a growth mindset classroom, including: • A Month-by-Month Program • Research-Based Activities • Hands-On Lesson Plans • Real-Life Educator Stories • Constructive Feedback • Sample Parent Letters Studies show that growth mindsets result in higher test scores, improved grades and more in-class involvement. When your students understand that their intelligence is not limited, they succeed like never before. With the tools in this book, you can motivate your students to believe in themselves and achieve anything.

Redefining Fair

Redefining Fair Author Damian Cooper
ISBN-10 9781935543879
Year 2011-06-06
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Solution Tree Press
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Learn how to define proficiency accurately and differentiate to help all students achieve it. With a focus on mixed-ability classes, the author outlines instructional practices that engage, empower, and motivate students. Using stories, strategies, case histories, and sample documents, he explains how to implement equitable instruction, assessment, grading, and reporting practices for diverse 21st century learners.