Cultures of Thinking
"How would you teach differently if you couldn't give students a test until a year later?"
Information on this page includes educational resources that were presented to the Reuther Middle School staff during professional development and/or collegial conversations. Suggestions can be given for additions to the page.
How does John Hattie's video relate to
Ritchhart's 8 Cultural Forces?
The following resources and thinking routines are from the Visible Thinking research of Ron Ritchhart and Harvard Project Zero and are available at www.visiblethinkingpz.org.
Getting Started With Thinking Routines - A list of 10 helpful suggestions for teachers who are getting started with Thinking Routines.
8 Cultural Forces
Thinking Routine Matrix - This matrix includes all 21 routines as well as a brief description of when, where, and how the routines are used.
Understanding Map - Use this map identify the types of thinking/understanding you want your students to have in a unit/lesson. The map identifies the thinking supported by the visible thinking routines. A new graphic design for the Understanding Map was recently created by St. Philip's Christian College.
MYST (Me, You, Space, Time) routine - This routine can be used to help teachers prepare and reflect on making thinking visible in their classrooms.
Self-Assessment - This tool can be used to identify your (teacher's) strengths and weaknesses in promoting a culture of thinking classroom.
Visible Thinking Blogs
Troy School District
Bloomfield Hills Schools