A routine that stimulates curiosity and inquiry through careful observations.
The See-Think-Wonder thinking routine stresses the importance of inquiry-based thinking through close observations following a three-step process.
How to Use the Strategy:
Refer to pages 55-63 in the book Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners.
Access online instructions here at Harvard Project Zero.
See the routine in practice here at Harvard Project Zero.
After completing a "See, Think, Wonder" visible thinking routine about Health and Fitness, I experienced a class of students that were more interested and willing to learn during our resistance training unit. The students' level of enthusiasm/determination really seemed to increase as they made a connection with the benefits of weight lifting on personal fitness. Their willingness to engage in vigorous exercise was encouraging, and I really think that the visible thinking strategies that we incorporated really had an impact leading to this success. - Jason Schafer, Reuther P.E. Teacher
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