Using a Thinking Wall

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					Using a Thinking Wall




                  Chloe Wardle
Context and Aims
    Context:
    Primary School in North London
    Aims:
    Opportunity to pursue a personal interest in
    thinking skills
    Improve motivation and quality of learning in final
    few weeks of Year 6
    Extend children’s discussion beyond constraints of
    60-minute lesson
                 Using a Thinking Wall
What is a Thinking Wall?
     Tool to enable my aims
     Key features:
     Linked to stimuli
     Linked to a series of lessons
     Linked to daily feedback sessions




                Using a Thinking Wall
Jeff Wall




            Using a Thinking Wall
Jeff Wall




            Using a Thinking Wall
Jeff Wall




            Using a Thinking Wall
Jeff Wall




            Using a Thinking Wall
Jeff Wall




            Using a Thinking Wall
Impact
    For me:
    Opportunity to development professional skills
    For the children:
    Improved motivation and focus
    Contributions on Thinking Wall showed children
    were developing more sophisticated thoughts in
    terms of both quantity and quality



                 Using a Thinking Wall
Quantity
                     Lesson One




      Lesson Three


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Quality
                   Lesson Two




    Lesson Four


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Using a Thinking Wall in other
contexts
     Link to curriculum areas
     Different stimuli
     Different lesson formats
     Children take ownership of their learning




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