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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
Great book with many tools to use in the classroom to better understand student thinking processes. I share tool with my co-teachers often.Published 17 days ago by Bryan Glover
A book that truly helps educators promote rigor in their professional practicePublished 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book wasn't for me, it was for my wife that needed it for a project she was leading in her school district. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Tony McDaniel
This book has been instrumental in raising the level of teaching practices in our school (and across the city). Read morePublished 1 month ago by James Reese
This would be a great book for an academic and a teacher but unfortunately doesn't quite work for the broader community. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Scott North
As a 20-year follower of David Perkins and Project Zero, I had such high hopes for this book... perhaps too high...Published 3 months ago by tyelmene