Making Thinking Visible

Author: Ron Ritchhart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118015032
Size: 75.30 MB
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A proven program for enhancing students' thinking and comprehension abilities 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 The book also comes with a DVD of video clips featuring Visible Thinking in practice in different classrooms.

Visible Learners

Author: Mara Krechevsky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118416929
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A progressive, research-based approach for making learningvisible Based on the Reggio Emilia approach to learning, VisibleLearners highlights learning through interpreting objects andartifacts, group learning, and documentation to make students'learning evident to teachers. Visible classrooms are committed tofive key principles: that learning is purposeful, social,emotional, empowering, and representational. The book includesvisual essays, key practices, classroom and examples. Show how to make learning happen in relation to others, sparkemotional connections, give students power over their learning, andexpress ideas in multiple ways Illustrate Reggio-inspired principles and approaches viaquotes, photos, student and teacher reflections, and examples ofstudent work Offer a new way to enhance learning using progressive,research-based practices for increasing collaboration and criticalthinking in and outside the classroom Visible Learners asks that teachers look beyondsurface-level to understand who students are, what they come toknow, and how they come to know it.

Creating Curriculum In Early Childhood

Author: Julie Bullard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351336630
Size: 37.58 MB
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Creating Curriculum in Early Childhood explores the backward design model of curriculum development, equipping readers with the tools and methods they need to effectively apply backward design in the early childhood classroom. Clear yet comprehensive chapters walk new and veteran educators through an effective method for curriculum design that promotes meeting standards through intentional teaching while engaging children in developmentally appropriate, interest-based education focused on big ideas and conceptual understanding. Featuring desired results, assessment methods, and teaching techniques specific to birth to age eight, this critical guide also includes practical tips for educators new to the method. Designed to help students and practitioners alike, this powerful textbook combines early childhood philosophy and developmental research with highly practical descriptions, rationales, and examples for developing curricular units using backward design.