How can classrooms become places of intellectual stimulation where learning is viewed not in test scores but in the development of individuals who can think, plan, create, question, and engage independently as learners?
Making Thinking Visible offers educators research-based solutions for creating just such cultures of thinking. This innovative book unravels the mysteries of thinking and its connection to understanding and engagement. It then takes readers inside diverse learning environments to show how thinking can be made visible at any grade level and across all subject areas through the use of effective questioning, listening, documentation, and facilitative structures called thinking routines. These routines, designed by researchers at Project Zero at Harvard, scaffold and support one's thinking. By applying these processes, thinking becomes visible as learners' ideas are expressed, discussed, and reflected upon.
Making Thinking Visible includes a DVD of instructive video clips featuring visible thinking strategies being applied in a variety of classrooms.
Praise for Making Thinking Visible
"There is a worldwide movement afoot to make the development of the intellect a priority for education in the twenty-first century. This book will become a landmark in that journey."
—Arthur L. Costa, Ed.D., professor emeritus, California State University, Sacramento; coauthor, Habits of Mind series
"Making Thinking Visible is essential reading for every educator who strives to provide students with the skills they need to become thoughtful and enthusiastic directors of their own learning."
—Tina Blythe, author, The Teaching for Understanding Guide and Looking Together at Student Work
"When thinking is made visible, learning is inevitable. Making Thinking Visible invites the reader to craft a new definition of education and presents a dramatic leap forward for education."
—Adam Scher, school principal, Bloomfield Hills Schools, Michigan
The routines are so simple to embed into teaching practice and are are such a powerful way to unlock students' thinking.
The book provides resources for teachers to implement thinking strategies and cultivate cultures of thinking in their classrooms.
This is my go to teaching book and I recommend it to anyone and everyone who is interested in growing as a teacher and thinker.
This is an important book for all educators. Though the ideas are not exactly new, they are presented in a practical format that can be applied to students of any age. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Jean Mandelbaum
I would like this kind of book, this topic is very useful.Published 1 day ago by Inocencio Zandamela
Critical thinking is CRITICAL in the classroom. I teach elementary school, and I really appreciate this book. The video link included was very helpful. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
This text is a great entry point into the Project Zero Visible Thinking Routines. I like having a hard copy that I can mark up and write notes in. Read morePublished 28 days ago by L. Koga
I did a more complete review in response to a reviewer who gave this book one star. I just finished the book and look forward to working through it again with our PLC. Read morePublished 1 month ago by AEC - MSW, MIT, CMHS
Wordy and not easily applicable to a busy day. I understand the purpose but it is primarily more research without the teeth needed to tear into a school year. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This text offers some great resources for any classroom! The first half includes engaging text explaining how to engage students in their own thinking. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Audra