Cultures of Thinking
Pine Knob Elementary
Key Goals of Cultures of Thinking
· gain a deeper understanding of content.
· are more motivated to learn.
· develop stronger thinking and learning abilities.
· develop 21st century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, and effective oral / written communication.
Why Cultures of Thinking?
- Teachers delivered the information
- Children memorized learning for a test
- There was a focus on the work over the learning
Now We Think...
- Teachers facilitate or coach the children through the learning process, retrieving information about their thinking and understanding to help differentiate the instruction
- Children actively participate in their learning by questioning, supporting their thinking with evidence, collaborating, and modeling
- Learning is the ultimate goal, not the work; understanding the purpose of learning and reflecting on ways to improve
Reading Unit, CSI Thinking Routine
I chose this color because reading always makes me feel calm. Reading is my time to feel relaxed.
I chose this symbol because whenever it is time to be done reading, I'm always really into my book. This symbol says that I want to know more about what I am reading.
I chose this drawing because this is how I feel about reading. I get lost in my book and think about being a character in the book.
How Can You Learn More About Pine Knob's Cultures of Thinking?
Pine Knob chose to implement the instructional initiative generated by Harvard University, Project Zero research team, known as Visible Thinking or Cultures of Thinking. Visit the following websites to learn more:http://www.pz.harvard.edu
Or contact Pine Knob principal, Jodi Yeloushan, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-623-3900.