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Making Thinking Visible by Ron Ritchart, Mark Church, Karin Morrison

Professional Development Book Study

As part of Blazer Nation's Professional learning community, we will participate in campus-wide book study of Making Thinking Visible by Ron Ritchart, et al. The book study will also satisfy the six hour GT update.

The book study is self-paced from May 4th-May 22nd. See "Book Study" tab to access the book companion Nearpod. All teachers will need to complete the Nearpod as evidence of participating in the book study.

Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is a varied collection of practices, including thinking routines, small sets of questions or a short sequence of steps, as well as the documentation of student thinking.Using this process thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon.

  • Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion
  • Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas
  • Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies (from publisher's website)