The Power of Making Thinking Visible: Practices to Engage and Empower All Learners
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.
From the Back Cover 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