Visible Thinking and the PYP was the topic of discussion for the February 7th 2013 #pypchat.


1. What is thinking?
2. What is visible thinking?
3. Why is it important to make thinking visible?
4. How do you make thinking visible in the classroom?
5. What resources have you used/found that have aided your visible thinking journey?
6. How do you promote and encourage a school-wide thinking culture?
7. How do use the principles of visible thinking to deepen inquiry?
8. How can we assess development in students' thinking?
9. How does making thinking visible change the learning in a classroom?
10. Can anyone share some examples of using Visible Thinking routines as an assessment tool?


Visible Thinking - Harvard Project Zero.

Ron Ritchart YouTube

Lots of posts by Ed relating to Visible Thinking

Lots of posts by Craig relating to Visible Thinking


Learning for Themselves: Pathways to Independence in the Classroom, K. Murdoch & J. Wilson

Listening - Blog post by @DwyerTeacher

Generate, Sort, Connect, Elaborate- Sharred by @markshillitoe

Making Thinking Visible, Book Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church & Karin Morrison

Visible Thinking Routines & Thinking Dispositions @DwyerTeacher

Visible Thinking Routines

The Learning Curve Thinking Tools

365 Things to Make you go Hmmm

How to Succeed with Thinking by Kath Murdoch

How Do We Know They're Getting Better? John Barell

Why Are School Buses Always Yellow? John Barell

Take a Moment!: 40 Frameworks for Reflective Thinking, Kath Murdoch

The Paradox of our Time

Making thinking visible blog by @GarethJacobson