The Visible Thinking Routines have been created by Harvard’s Project Zero and can be found in full here. My hope is that my thinking around each routine sparks an idea for you that can in turn grow and develop into deep thinking for your students. I would love to hear how you are using these routines in your classroom so please feel free to comment below. This weeks routine in practice is the Claim, Support, Question.
“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.”
― Ron Ritchhardt, Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools
It can be difficult mental work to clarify the truth of a given topic or issue particularly in our current climate. This set of visible thinking routines focus on truth and assist students in exploring the many dimensions of this difficult and somewhat complex concept. Detailed descriptions of each routine can be found here. These ideas are not my own, but a valuable resource which I believe should be shared and widely embraced. Please feel free to print them and display them in your classroom.
(All images have been sourced from Unsplash.)
Amy Gill -