Think Tanks provide staff with the opportunity to grow the Culture of Thinking conversation. This year the staff will focus on the 8 Cultural Forces during the first half each Think Tank Thursday session. One classroom video from the DVD in the Making Thinking Visible book will be viewed at each session followed by the Connect-Extend-Challenge routine. Much can be learned about how the 8 Cultural Forces work simultaneously in a classroom, as well as how listening to the thinking of younger students can motivate us to get even more out our own middle school students. Staff will still have an opportunity, as they did last year, to use the last half of the Think Tank as a lesson "design studio".
Today's Video: 5th Grade Humanities Classroom (See-Think-Wonder combined with a Sentence-Phrase-Word)