The Known And The New... Tuning Into Students' Thinking
Strategies for getting children thinking ( Tony Ryan- Thinking Keys)
Video Clip = Stuck On An Escalator
Challenge to make a connection or idea to conference
The more we teach routines and strategies teaching becomes more explicit.
If we wait to the end of the unit or learning to gather our evidence we may get some shocks. If we collect it as we go we can reaffirm, adapt learning.
Select and image now that would best suit where your head thinking is now!
CSI: Colour, Symbol and Image
What colour is creativity for you? Pink
Think of a symbol that best represents creativity - swirl
If you were to draw a picture or scene that would represent creativity in action. What image would best illustrate creativity? Children/ people talking working, dicussion etc
The doing, The Talking , The Drawing!
What did you notice about your own thinking -
Advantages for this strategy:
No right answers
Can be repeated for comparison
Teaching Routines For Thinking
Examples of Teaching Routines
We are learning to use these thinking routines -
Example of Thinking Routines
See Think Wonder
Think Pair Share
Connected Extended Challenge
Think Puzzle Explore
I used to think but now I think
Define, connect and explain - word splash (concept map)
Have a go at defining words you do know
Make some connections
Clock Partners - stops children working with different people
Think, Peer, Share with Wordle
What’s your first thinking about a topic?
Collective thinking - Tagexdo
True or False
Connecting the known and the new
Think 1 Think 2
Example of the cycle of a frog’s life
I was wondering: - WONDER WALL
My first thinking or feeling is:
What is it?
What do you know about it?
What does it make you wonder?
What other things are like this?
Connected Game: - STRING
Something I learnt
I can make a connection
Techniques for Asking Questions
Questions to reveal Thinking
Don’t put your hands up
Talk to your buddy
I will ask people to share
Think Peer Share - what am I getting out of their sharing and learning.