Across this year, a group of AISL teachers have met informally after school to talk about best practices related to visible thinking. Visible Thinking, which grew out of an initiative at Harvard's Project Zero, centers around a framework for helping teachers & students become more specific about the type of thinking they are developing and the strategies they are using to hone specific forms of thinking and to make this "visible" through a variety of means. Ron Ritchart, one of the founders of Harvard's Project Zero, recently published a follow-up book related to visible thinking that is called Creating Cultures of Thinking: The Eight Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools (2015). AISL has been championing visible thinking for nearly a decade and offers on-g0ing professional development in this area. Teachers who've been involved in our visible thinking group meet regularly to share stories of how they have used these strategies in the classroom with the goal of strengthening their teaching by learning from each other. The end goal is always to provide a richer educational experience for our students!
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