What are Thinking Routines?
Thinking routines are essential for helping students develop a deep understanding of content. According to John Hattie’s research on student learning strategies, the incorporation of strategies that support “student metacognitive and/or self-regulated learning” have some of the highest effect sizes. Like any instruction, thinking routines should be intentionally planned for and modeled to students. The end goal of incorporating thinking routines into instruction is to help students develop a robust “tool-box” of thinking routines that can be selected and applied independently. Watch the following video on thinking routines from Project Zero to learn more!
Why are Thinking Routines important?
- Build capacity to approach independent learning/tasks
- Apply simple routines for deeper understanding
- Build a community of learners
- Apply thinking routines across all content areas
How can we make Thinking Routines work in a variety of learning environments?
~ Mindy Cairney and Gina Rogers
Digital Learning Consultants
- Project Zero Thinking Routines Toolbox
- Visible Learning Plus: 250+ Influences on Student Achievement