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  • Expectations in a Culture of Thinking - Part 1 of 8

    by Simon Brooks Education Length: 30

    How do our EXPECTATIONS for children, rather than expectations of them, help shape a culture of thinking in our classrooms and schools?

    "Cultures of Thinking is an educational framework arising from the work of Dr. Ron Ritchhart and colleagues at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  For many years, I have enjoyed a close affiliation with this team, and now work with educators around the world interested in building cultures of thinking in their own schools and organisations.

    This interview is the first in an 8 part series of podcasts with Colin Klupiec of The Learning Capacity Podcast, where I delve into each of the 8 cultural forces that we must master in order to truly transform our schools."

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  • Language in a Culture of Thinking - Part 2 of 8

    by Simon Brooks Education Length: 30

    In 1978, educator Lev Vygotsky explored the idea that children make sense of the world around them not only through their eyes but also through their speech.  In other words, 'it is not just seeing but acting that becomes informed by words.'

     As educators, how might the LANGUAGE we use help children develop the disposition to be critical and creative thinkers?

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  • Time in a Culture of Thinking - Part 3 of 8

    by Simon Brooks Education Length: 30

    "Most teachers feel that there just isn't enough time in the school day.  This pressure makes it hard for some teachers to allow time for thinking, but making time for students to think actually facilitates faster coverage of the curriculum, since students develop more lasting understanding of content and become more engaged in their learning.

     How might we become the master of time rather than its victim?"

     

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  • Modeling in a Culture of Thinking - Part 4 of 8

    by Simon Brooks Education Length: 30

    "As teachers, how do we model who we are as thinkers and learners?  

     What is the difference between a dispositional and a cognitive apprenticeship?

     And what impact might this have on helping students grow as critical and creative thinkers?" 

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  • Opportunities for Learning in a Culture of Thinking - Part 5 of 8

    by Simon Brooks Education Length: 30

    "How might the replacement of low-level tasks with purposeful thinking opportunities be the single most productive and low-cost way of bumping up learning in schools?

     What would it be like if there were no more worksheets to keep children busy?

     How do great teachers create powerful learning opportunities, rich in thinking, and in service of developing deep, lasting understanding?"

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  • Routines in a Culture of Thinking - Part 6 of 8

    by Simon Brooks Education Length: 30

    "What are thinking routines? How are they different to activities? What's the difference between management, instructional and thinking routines? 

    And how might the use of thinking routines support the growth of a culture of thinking?"

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  • Cultures of Thinking Podcast

    by Simon Brooks Education Length: 30 mins

    "Why build a culture of thinking in classrooms and schools? As educators, how might we lead lasting change? 

    And how might schools make the move from one-off PD towards longer-term professional learning experiences?"

     

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