I had the pleasure of filling in for a Grade 2 teacher this week, and thought I’d change some of the lesson plans to include a thinking routine. The class used the Visible Thinking Routine Generate-Sort-Connect-Elaborate to help invite students into […]

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Visible Thinking and Me

I remember the first time I heard the words ‘Visible Thinking’ very clearly. I was chairing a focus group at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam for teachers from international schools. We wanted to find out what they wanted from a museum […]

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Beginning-Middle-End Thinking Routine in Kindergarten

How do I use thinking routines in kindergarten? Below is an example of one of our recent activities. Age Group: Kindergarten 5 years old Students’ Background: This is the students’ second year in our Early Years Program. The native language […]

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My Timeline on How I Got Involved with Making Thinking Visible

You can read below (in great detail 😉 about how I got involved with Making Thinking Visible and how I have continually dug deeper. If you’d like to cut straight to the “lessons learned,”  here you go:   READ: Figure […]

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How I Got Started with Making Thinking Visible

In 2011, I moved to Zambia. During the two weeks leading up to the beginning of the school year, I met new teachers, returning teachers, learnt my way around Lusaka, had some PYP training, oh and comforted my 5-year old […]

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Visible Thinking: ‘Back in the Day’

How did I start paying attention to visible thinking? How could I not? 🙂 I’m a teacher. I am fascinated by how people learn. It simply made sense to uncover the covered. How could I know what was going on […]

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Making Thinking Visible With Little People

My name is Alona and I am a kindergarten teacher in an international PYP school in Ankara, Turkey. I have been teaching in an early year’s school for 12 years. I have always been passionate about learning especially investigating about […]

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Moving Forward with Making Thinking Visible at HOME: Getting Past the Tip of the Iceberg

This was written in 2011 and a start to our family’s journey on making thinking visible at home. The past two months have been a challenging period in my life- from both a personal and professional perspective. It was one […]

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