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Making Thinking Visible

   By: Ana Maria Fernandez
       Colegio Gran Bretana Founder
Through Lines:
 • What is MTV and what is it’s importance?
 • How can I connect this to something I
   already Know and do?
 • What are Thinking Routines all about?
 • How can we make thinking more visible in
   our classrooms so that children can see
   their own thinking?
Play time:
Thinking routines in action

     SEE / THINK / WONDER

 WHAT MAKES YOU SAY THAT
Thinking goals & Benefits

        • I see / I Think / I wonder
           • Careful observations
           • Thoughtful interpretations
           • Stimulates curiosity
           • Set stage for inquire



        • What makes you say that?
           • Reason with evidence
           • Build explanations
           • Helps to see multiple perspectives
Thinking Moves - Goals
                         Describe
          Consider      what’s there
          Different                     Wonder
         viewpoints




      Uncover            Thinking             Make
     complexity            Goals           connections




                                           Consider
                                            Differ
                                          Built
             Form
          conclusions                  explanations
                         Reason
                           with
                         evidence
Visible Thinking Benefits

     • Deeper understanding of content

     • Greater motivation for learning

     • Development of learners' thinking and learning abilities.

     • Development of learners' attitudes toward thinking and
       learning and their alertness to opportunities for thinking
       and learning (the "dispositional" side of thinking).

     • A shift in classroom culture toward a community of
       enthusiastically engaged thinkers and learners.
Visible Thinking - Applied in the Curriculum

           Documenta
                                     Routines
              tion




                           Visible
                          Thinking




                                     Language
            Concept
                                         of
             Maps
                                      Thinking




                      Edu1st.Curriculum
Routines

 • Housekeeping: Rules for working together as a
   group. Location for bags, raise hand, moves in class…

 • Management: Prepare students for learning episode.
   Forming groups, turn off light, sand clock…

 • Discourse: Orchestrate conversations. Raise one’s hand
   before speaking, conversation protocols…

 • Learning: Focus student’s attention on an specific topic.
   Note taking, reviewing and discussing homework…

 • Thinking: Direct and guide mental actions not
   behaviors. Support mental effort.
Play time:
Thinking routines in action




      Connect/Extend/challenge

           Headline Routine
Thinking goals & Benefits

      Connect/Extend/Challenge
       • Connect ideas to prior knowledge
       • Encourages inquiry
       • Help reflect on own learning

      Headlines Routine
       •   Captures the essence
       •   Sums things up
       •   Coming to conclusions
       •   Synthesize
        Thinking and Playing

                  • See/Think/Wonder
                  • Wheel of Wonder (science)
Some              • I Used to think/ Know I think
Thinking          • Headline
Routines          • circle of viewpoint
we use            • C/S/I
at CGB &          • What makes you say that?
Education first   • 10 x 2
Inc preschools
                  •Connect/Extend/Challenge
                  •Beginning/Middle/End
                  •Thinking Keys
                     Thinking Keys




•   Concrete
•   Label thought
•   Model language              •  Tool for teacher
•   Verbalize moment            •  Guides open ended
•   Color coded                   questions
•   Can be use all the time     • Become a routine for
•   Give support to all other     teachers
    routines                    • Parent involvement
                                • Facilitates understanding
                                  of PYP concepts
Documentation pieces:
  Edu1st.Curriculum Elements


            Skills                                   Knowledge



                           Integrated and
                     provocative experiences for
                              children                        Visible
Behaviors
                                                             Thinking

                         Edu1st.Curriculum
                           edu1st.preschools video


                                 Actions
                               (plan/do/review)
Our Reflections:
Reflection time:
Thinking Routine in action



    I used to think / now I think
          About Visible Thinking
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afernandez@educationfirstinc.com


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