Students´ names PROJECT 5

Ortiz Ramirez, Marvin Ernesto Ramirez Cristales, Gustavo Enriquez

Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based approach to integrating the development of students' thinking with content learning across subject matters. Visible thinking links two fundamental elements which are students´ thinking with content learning that means that the main purpose of Visible Thinking is to cultivate the thinking ability, curiosity, and creativity of our students by following classroom routines and so develop the academic content presented in the lesson plan. In other word the purpose of visible thinking is to alert students and make them think about the matter they are studying trough different routines to accomplish the objectives presented by the teacher. These routines are set into categories which are Understanding, Truth, Fairness and Creativity, for each ideal there exist different routines that make learning visible and possible. These key features are developed in group activities in which the teacher is the monitor and instructor. Making Thinking Visible The fundamental goals of visible thinking is to help students to think about the subject matters by using their creativity, curiosity and disposition to solve problems but generating, at the same time, intellectual capacity. Here are some of its key goals:
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Deeper understanding of content Greater motivation for learning Development of learners' thinking and learning abilities. Development of learners' attitudes toward thinking and learning and their alertness to opportunities for thinking and learning (the "dispositional" side of thinking). A shift in classroom culture toward a community of enthusiastically engaged thinkers and learners.

As we can infer about these goal is that visible thinking tries to activate the thinking ability by practicing different routines that is develop in the classroom and lead by the teacher respecting the institutional objectives and the lesson plan. The idea of all that is to make students active and emphasize in the achievement and use of the ideals mentioned before (Understanding, Truth, Fairness and Creativity) No matter if the topic is science, mathematics, literature or history, the essential part is that they have a clear idea about what they are talking about one each other.

The Visible Thinking Routines These are the routines that have to be implemented in a thinking classroom:  Core Routines THINK / PUZZLE / EXPLORE - A routine that sets the stage for deeper inquiry THINK PAIR SHARE ROUTINE - A routine for active reasoning and explanation SEE / THINK / WONDER - A routine for exploring works of art and other interesting things I USED TO THINK…, BUT NOW I THINK… - A routine for reflecting on how and why our thinking has changed CIRCLE OF VIEWPOINTS ROUTINE - A routine for exploring diverse perspectives COMPASS POINTS - A routine for examining propositions E excited W Worrisome N need to know S = Stance or Suggestion for Moving Forward WHAT MAKES YOU SAY THAT? – Interpretation with Justification Routine  Creativity Routines OPTIONS EXPLOSION A routine for creative decision making OPTIONS DIAMOND – Exploring the tensions of decision making routine DOES IT FIT? - A routine for thinking creatively about options CREATIVE QUESTIONS- A routine for generating and transforming questions CREATIVE HUNT - A routine for looking at parts, purposes and audiences  Fairness routines REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK A routine for separating fact and feeling MAKING IT FAIR: NOW, THEN, LATER A routine for finding actions HERE NOW / THERE THEN A routine for considering presents attitudes and judgments CIRCLE OF VIEWPOINTS ROUTINE A routine for exploring diverse perspectives TUG OF WAR A routine for exploring the complexity of fairness dilemmas.  Truth Routines TRUE FOR WHO? A routine for exploring truth claims from different perspectives HOTSPOTS A routine for noticing truth occasions CLAIM / SUPPORT / QUESTION A reasoning routine TUG FOR TRUTH A routine for exploring tensions of truth  Understanding Routines THINK / PUZZLE / EXPLORE- A routine that sets the stage for deeper inquiry THINK PAIR SHARE ROUTINE - A routine for active reasoning and explanation QUESTION STARTS - A routine for creating thought-provoking questions HEADLINES ROUTINE A routine for capturing essence THE EXPLANATION GAME - A routine for exploring causal understanding CONNECT / EXTEND / CHALLENGE - A routine for connecting new ideas to prior knowledge WHAT MAKES YOU SAY THAT? – Interpretation with Justification Routine

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