Category Archives: Making Thinking Visible

Taking a Peek Inside Our Student’s Brains

Have you ever had a conversation with a friend where after a while you need to stop and ask, “how did we get on this topic?” You started talking about how your days went, but now you’re somehow discussing whether … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking on a Visible Scale

Traditional-style classrooms today still do not emphasize the importance of metacognition as an important trait to develop. Students are taught and expected to be able to perform “x” task or be able to recite “y”, but these types of classrooms … Continue reading

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Making Student’s Thinking Visible

Why are MTV strategies so important to implement in our science classrooms? Learn more about students/ build deeper connections Pick the brain of our students Allow students to relate concepts to their life, in a way that making learning more … Continue reading

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Making Thinking Visible for Budding Scientists

By now we all know that traditional lecture style teaching and learning just simply does not work for most students! When we do not provide students with a chance to be active and the ones in charge of their own … Continue reading

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Science Teachers Want their “MTV”!

Science teachers want their MTV! And we aren’t taking about Music Television; We’re talking about Making Thinking Visible. “Making Thinking Visible” in the classroom is more than just providing students with worksheets or graphics to organize their thoughts. Making Thinking … Continue reading

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The Importance of MTV in the Classroom

I know what you may be thinking, “MTV in the classroom? I don’t know how shows like The Hills, Jersey Shore, or Catfish can be important for my student’s education.”  Well… I agree! What I’m talking about when I refer … Continue reading

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Science Teaching 2.0: Visible Thinking in Learning and Teaching

Usually, thinking is an internal process that is invisible to both students and teachers. And yet, thinking is at the core of learning. So, what does it mean to think and why should thinking be made visible? A student, Maeve … Continue reading

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Making Thinking Visible: Developing Habits of Critical Thinkers

Have you stood in front of a room full of 30 students, all eyes are on you, maybe your lecturing about the carbon cycle, and all you see are blank faces? You’ve probably thought to yourself, “gee I wish I … Continue reading

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Visible Thinking… The Visible Guide to Student Growth

As teachers, we always want to see student growth in our classrooms. Whether that be with writing skills, critical thinking, creativity etc. However, classes today are not set up that always these skills to grow. Students memorize vocabulary and spit … Continue reading

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MTV: Creating a Culture of Critical Thinkers

“Do the reading by Friday. We’re going to talk about it in class, so be prepared.” I don’t know about you, but this was a sentence that was frequently said in my high school science courses. Of course I did … Continue reading

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