Tag Archives: Making Thinking Visible

MTV: Not just for music anymore

Today we are going to tackle three strategies from the book Making Thinking Visible. The first strategy we are going to look at is one of my favorites from the book “Chalk Talk” In this strategy, poster-sized pieces of paper … Continue reading

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Stop running with scalpels!

And you thought kids running with scissors was bad… Surgeons use these tools to cut people open and we expect high school students to be able to safely use one to open a frog? With having a solid set of … Continue reading

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An Interesting Perspective: The Importance of Windows

Howdy bloggers, I apologize for the gap in my posts, but today marks the sixth installment of An Interesting Perspective. In this post, we will discuss some of the aspects presented in Ron Ritchhart’s Making Thinking Visible. Imagine this. You’re … Continue reading

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Training of the Mind

This quote stuck with me when I first read it because I relate to it in many ways. As a fourth year college student and future educator, I have realized over the past years that one of my goals is … Continue reading

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Taking Notes with Invisible Ink

Can you read this? Of course, you can read the text when I type it clearly, but in the above picture if I were to grab the black light and sprint off in the opposite direction, you’d probably be pretty … Continue reading

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What does thinking look like?

It’s so simple to test students and grade them based on the facts they’ve memorized, but the whole point of education isn’t to memorize facts, but to develop students who canĀ think critically andĀ solve problems. If the classroom focuses on facts … Continue reading

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Head Spinning

Thinking about thinking can really make your head spin. Thinking about other people’s thinking can be even more daunting. This daunting task is something that teachers must do on a daily basis in order to know how their students are … Continue reading

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