Challenge Students to Develop a Stronger Sense of Ownership

Allowing a challenging student to visually represent their thinking is a powerful tool in helping them appreciate their own thought process while building their confidence. By starting small and personal, educators can help students identify their strengths and begin to develop a positive attitude towards learning. As students experience success and recognize their own progress through visible thinking, they become more willing to take risks and engage in deeper habits of thinking. Collaboration with other students further deepens the learning experience, as students share their unique perspectives and build a sense of connection and empowerment. Through this approach, educators can help challenging students develop a stronger sense of ownership over their own learning, fostering a lifelong love of learning and growth.

Routines to start small and personally connect students to thinking. 

  • I used to think, now I think
  • Think, Pair, Share
  • See, Think, Wonder
  • What Makes You Say That?
  • Give One, Get One

This video is part of a series, here are the links:

How to use Purposeful Thinking in the Classroom

How to use Visible Thinking as an Approach to Support all Learners in the Classroom

Developing a Curiosity of the World through Student Lead Exploration

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