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The Power of Making Thinking Visible: Practices to Engage and Empower All Learners 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
The long-awaited follow-up to Making Thinking Visible, provides new thinking routines, original research, and unique global case studies
Visible Thinking—a research-based approach developed at Harvard’s Project Zero – prompts and promotes students’ thinking. This approach has been shown to positively impact student engagement, learning, and development as thinkers. Visible Thinking involves using thinking routines, documentation, and effective questioning and listening techniques to enhance learning and collaboration in any learning environment. The Power of Making Thinking Visible explains how educators can effectively use thinking routines and other tools to engage and empower students as learners and transform classrooms into places of deep learning.
Building on the success of the bestselling Making Thinking Visible, this highly-anticipated new book expands the work of the original by providing 18 new thinking routines based on new research and work with teachers and students around the world. Original content explains how to use thinking routines to maximum effect in the classroom, engage students exploration of big ideas, link thinking routines to formative assessment, and more. Providing new research, new global case studies, and new practices, this book:
- Focuses on the power that thinking routines can bring to learning
- Provides practical insights on using thinking routines to facilitate student engagement
- Highlights the most effective techniques for using thinking routines in the classroom
- Identifies the skillsets and mindsets needed to truly make thinking visible
- Features actionable classroom strategies that can be applied across grade levels and content areas
Written by researchers from Harvard’s Project Zero, The Power of Making Thinking Visible: Using Routines to Engage and Empower Learners is an indispensable resource for K-12 educators and curriculum designers, higher education instructional designers and educators, and professional learning course developers.
"The authors offer a powerful vision of learning wedded to a clear and actionable framework. But, best of all, they bring the nuts and bolts of teaching to life with dozens of pictures of practices drawn from teachers and learners around the world." —David Perkins, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Graduate School of Education
"It is a rare thing to find a book so beautifully accessible to the classroom teacher while simultaneously engaging the reader in discussions of the theoretical and research basis behind the practice. I can’t wait to share this powerful resource with teachers - it is a must have in the professional library of the contemporary educator." —Kath Murdoch, International Education Consultant, Author of The Power of Inquiry.
"In The Power of Making Thinking Visible, Ron Ritchhart and Mark Church illuminate how teachers can deepen learning by igniting student curiosity and engagement. It is a must read for educators across every grade level and subject area. The helpful advice and research-tested practices shared in this book truly have the power to transform schools and classrooms." —Madeleine Hewitt, Executive Director, Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools
"Building on decades of research at Harvard Project Zero, Ritchhart and Church illuminate what engaged, deeper learning can look like, while offering an invaluable set of practices to help educators get there." —Jal Mehta, Professor Harvard Graduate School of Education, Co-Author of In Search of Deeper Learning
"Ritchhart and Church's energizing new volume strengthens the case for the idea that thinking is the engine of learning. Teachers and leaders alike will appreciate the book's winning combination of readability, utility, and provocation." —Sarah Fine, Director, Teaching Apprenticeship Program, High Tech High Graduate School of Education, coauthor of In Search of Deeper Learning: The Question to Remake the American High School
"Do you want to teach with an understanding of the research, and heaps of tools you can put to work from the first page-turn? The Power of Making Thinking Visible is just that. Simplicity without simplification." —Ewan McIntosh, founder of NoTosh and government advisor--This text refers to the paperback edition.
From the Inside Flap
ROUTINES FOR EMPOWERING AND ENGAGING STUDENTS TO LEARN HOW TO THINK
FROM THE COAUTHORS OF MAKING THINKING VISIBLE
From the coauthors of the bestselling Making Thinking Visible, comes the much-anticipated companion title The Power of Making Thinking Visible. Drawing on the authors' research of more than 100,000 students around the world, the book presents 18 new thinking routines to help students improve their learning.
The Power of Making Thinking Visible explains how thinking routines work to scaffold, support, and enhance students' thinking in K-12 classrooms. Through planning, challenging, and positioning thinking routines, students will be able to better engage with others, their own ideas, and the action around them.
PRAISE FOR THE POWER OF MAKING THINKING VISIBLE
"The authors offer a powerful vision of learning wedded to a clear and actionable framework. But, best of all, they bring the nuts and bolts of teaching to life with dozens of pictures of practices drawn from teachers and learners around the world."
David Perkins, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Graduate School of Education
"It is a rare thing to find a book so beautifully accessible to the classroom teacher while simultaneously engaging the reader in discussions of the theoretical and research basis behind the practice. I can't wait to share this powerful resource with teachers it is a must have in the professional library of the contemporary educator."
Kath Murdoch, International Education Consultant, Author of The Power of Inquiry
"Ritchhart and Church's energizing new volume strengt hens the case for the idea that thinking is the engine of learning. Teachers and leaders alike will appreciate the book's winning combination of readability, utility, and provocation."
Sarah Fine, Director, Teaching Apprenticeship Program, High Tech High Graduate School of Education, coauthor of In Search of Deeper Learning: The Question to Remake the American High School
- ASIN : B086Z7RZDB
- Publisher : Jossey-Bass; 1st edition (April 9 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 14447 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 253 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1119626048
- Best Sellers Rank: #88,711 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is an invaluable resource! I highly recommend it to teachers, administrators, and educators.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 23, 2020
This is an invaluable resource! I highly recommend it to teachers, administrators, and educators.
Visible. Imagine the authors, Ron Ritchart and Mark Church had an opportunity to
study how the thinking routines, introduced on Project Zero’s Visible Thinking website
and then in their book, Making Thinking Visible, were being used and the impact they
have had on teaching and learning practices in classrooms. The insights they might
have gained seem to have given birth to The Power of Making Thinking Visible, in which
the authors guide educators towards making more profound use of the practice of
Making Thinking Visible.
The book makes this possible because, at the very outset, the authors pluck the
practice of Making Thinking Visible from a stand-alone existence and give it a context
within a culture of deep learning; a culture that endeavors to nurture critical thinkers
with the dispositions necessary to strive for deep enduring learning. Always, but
especially in today’s world such deep learning is vital to navigate life in a global world,
enjoy its bounties, and participate in tackling its myriad problems. Deep learning
should be the purpose and goal of all education.
“..two ideas - understanding and thinking are core to the conception of deep learning.”
With that simple statement, the authors weave the two ideas inextricably together,
making understanding the result of thinking and thinking the vehicle for
understanding. This idea resonates throughout the book in many ways. Chapters at
the beginning of the book lay out a teaching/learning approach that aspires towards
deep learning through thinking. The authors provide evidence for six fundamental
ways in which such an approach is valuable, including better test results. The new
routines are organized into three categories: routines to engage students with ideas, to
promote intellectual interaction amongst peers, and to encourage students to translate
their learning into meaningful action. Descriptions of the new routines thoughtfully
guide and encourage teachers to use the thinking routines not merely as activities, but
as the all important mode by which students can participate actively in constructing
meaning of all they are prescribed to learn. However, the biggest benefit of this
ubiquitous use of critical thinking patterns for learning is the thinking dispositions that
are likely to be cultivated in students, making it possible for them to continue to be
critical thinkers long after the lessons and school are over.
For teachers hoping to transform the teaching and learning dynamic in the
classroom so that they can work as a team with their students and empower each other
to aspire for deep learning, this is a must read book!
They have a good bank of routines to try with kids. Nothing super shocking but things that make you revisit your lessons and reflect on what can be added in. I like that they give you real examples for each routine.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 31, 2020