I thoroughly enjoyed presenting at the ALDI Conference October 15th, 2015. My group was fun and involved. I used to present professionally and loved being 'back at it' again!!
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One of the Thinking Routines that I utilized in my presentation was "I used to think..Now I think" with my participants just to check up whether there were any changes in their thinking.
The Making Thinking Visible Facebook Page has accepted the photo onto their website - proud of my students!!
I give my students credit - I asked them to talk about The Routines without giving them a chance to organize what they want to say....they are wonderful!!!!!!! Then we went for ice cream.
It seems Like The Tug of War, See, Think & Wonder as well as Headlines was very popular. Read on to find out why!!
I am pleased to present October 15th and will ask my students to present with me since they lived the Thinking Routines with me.
The Results of the Survey using The Tug of War Routine and Summarizing all ideas using Headlines Routine.
The Tug of War Routine.
What is exciting is that although most people are not involved in the issues of sustainability that the students can be the change agent - that they have the power to elicit change in their own lives. After all they are the future....
The students were involved in a PADLET activity that followed a field trip to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. We went to see the Medieval and Renaissance paintings. They were to pick 2 paintings (one from medieval and renaissance) and respond to the painting by using the See, Think & Wonder Thinking Routine. Great job!!
The Padlet Password is Museum if the Padlet is not visible.
I took photographs of the Padlet responses....
If the Padlet is not visible the password is Exploration
I summarized most of the comments posted by the students for the COMPASS POINTS. Interestingly enough, the students are clear on what they need to know and excited about learning new information. The moving forward point tells me that they realize that they are organizing their thoughts yet concerned about the division of work among partners. What surprised me were their comments about the worry and thoughts about the amount of work and especially time limits in terms of getting the project completed. This demonstrates that I need to talk to them Friday (tomorrow) to clear any issues and discuss the due date in order that they are not stressed since I want them to do a great job.
I like this Routine; it allows students to organize their ideas including process and allows them to vocalize their worries.
A New Theme in History taking the Routines from the Beginning of Instruction to the End: The European Explorers.
A New Routine: Compass Points for a Project Based Learning (PBL) process focusing on Sustainable Energy