What do you think?
Thinking routines is a new concept for me although it has been around for years. I watched Project Zero Thinking Routines to gain a basic understanding. I learned these are strategies like See, Think, Wonder (STW), people can use to guide them towards a productive way of processing information that becomes so routine, it’s easy. Harvard Graduate School of Education shared, “Thinking Routines loosely guide learners’ thought processes and encourage active processing.”
Visible thinking routines
Next, I took a look into Visible Thinking Routines (VTR). In his blog, Sean Hampton Cole defined VTR as, “having a carefully chosen set of embedded cognitive and meta-cognitive tools to think with and to use to understand better.”
Then, I decided to create my first Padlet and ask my colleagues to share how they have used the See, Think, Wonder visible thinking routine. I hoped this would start a conversation to lead to healthy collaboration.
I found out from the Padlet attempt I have been a part of STW activities in the past but I hadn’t made the connection it was a visible thinking routine. I will update my blog as I receive more collaboration on my Padlet.
I wholeheartedly agree collaborating with my colleagues is a wonderful way to learn and improve my practice. Also, I see the value in planning a collaboration for my students. Currently, I work a lot one-on-one with students right now. I haven’t begun working with groups of students yet. I will be thinking of ways I can include collaboration among students and keep an eye out for how my classroom teacher colleagues might be able to also.
ISTE Standards for Educators 6.c. Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.
Resources Project Zero's Thinking Routine Toolbox. Visible Thinking Routines for Blogging What is Visible Thinking Really