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Visible Thinking, as a learning approach, makes extensive use of thinking routines in class.These routines, according to Visiviblethinkingpz...


This is such a cool and simple tool referred to as the "Visible Thinking Prompt Picker." Folded together this tangible tool encourages critical thinking (literacy) and moral literacy, but also other 21st century big skills, such as creativity. The colourful resource can be given to each student to aid them in prompts while addressing 21st century teaching goals.

from Cult of Pedagogy

In Praise of Think-Pair-Share

In Praise of Think-Pair-Share: Click the image above to go to our 16-minute podcast about the benefits of this strategy and some tips for making the most of it.


To support Carol Dweck's Growth Mindset, employ the concept of The Learning Pit into the classroom. The challenge concept is set. Through investigation some students begin to emerge out of the pit. They work to help others out of the pit, re-questioning their own knowledge at the same time.

from Alexander Muir Moments

Making Thinking Visible through THINKING ROUTINES

Making Thinking Visible-Thinking Routines (1)


Classroom helpers. Give children the responsibility of choosing or randomly put one child's name in each?


Reflective Thinking Sentence Starter Cards Teaching Resource


You should SEE EVIDENCE of your students' learning EVERYDAY. Exit Slips are an excellent way to ensure that your students are reflecting on their learning as well as a way to keep tabs on their progress.


In 2011, I wrote a blog post, titled Upgrade your KWL Chart to the 21st Century. It described how I learned about a new version of the traditional KWL (What do I Know, What do I Want to know and wh…

1 Metacognition is the ability to critically analyse how you think, or, in simple terms, having self-awareness and control of your thoughts. It is best described as developing appropriate and helpful thinking strategies at each stage of the task. Often, metacognitive strategies can be divided into 3 stages: planning, monitoring and reviewing. For more information on …