Cultures of Thinking

Cultures of Thinking Videos
Project Zero Thinking Routines

Cultural Forces:
The 8 Forces That Shape Group Culture
MTV Posters
8 Cultural Forces
Developing Cultures of Thinking: Self-Assessment

Core Routines
The core routines are a set of seven or so routines that target different types of thinking from across the modules. These routines are easy to get started with and are commonly found in Visible Thinking teachers’ toolkits. Try getting started with with one of these routines.
What Makes You Say That? Interpretation with justification routine
Think Puzzle Explore A routine that sets the stage for deeper inquiry
Think Pair Share A routine for active reasoning and explanation
Circle of Viewpoints A routine for exploring diverse perspectives
I used to Think… Now I think… A routine for reflecting on how and why our thinking has changed
See Think Wonder A routine for exploring works of art and other
interesting things

Compass Points A routine for examining propositions
What? So What? Now What? A routine for digging deeper, generating significance and next steps.

Understanding Routines
Connect Extend ChallengeA routine for connecting new ideas to prior knowledge
Explanation Game A routine for exploring causal understanding
Headlines A routine for capturing essence
Question Starts A routine for creating thought-provoking questions
*Think Pair Share A routine for active reasoning and explanation
*Think Puzzle Explore A routine that sets the stage for deeper inquiry
*What makes you say that? Interpretation with justification routine
3-2-1 Bridge A routine for activating prior knowledge and making connections
Colour, Symbol, Image A routine for distilling the essence of ideas non-verbally
Generate, Sort, Connect, Elaborate A routine for organizing one’s understanding of a topic through concept mapping
Peel the Fruit A map for tracking and guiding understanding

Fairness Routines
*Circle of Viewpoints A routine for exploring diverse perspectives
Here Now There Then A routine for considering presentist attitudes and judgments
Making it fair: Now Then Later A routine for finding actions
Reporter’s Notebook A routine for separating fact and feeling
*Tug of War A routine for exploring the complexity of dilemmas

Truth Routines
*Claim Support Question A routine for clarifying truth claims
Hot Spots A routine noticing truth occassions
Stop Look Listen A routine for clarifying claims and seeking sources
*True for Who?A routine for considering viewpoints on truth
*Tug for Truth A routine for exploring tensions of truth
*Red Light, Yellow Light A routine focusing students on signs of puzzles of truth

Creativity Routines
*Creative Hunt A routine for looking at parts, purposes and audiences
*Creative Questions A routine for generating and transforming questions
Does it fit? A routine for thinking creatively about options
Options Diamond Exploring the tensions of decision making routine
*Options Explosion A routine for creative decision making
Step Inside: Perceive, Know, Care about A routine for getting inside perspectives

Routines for Synthesizing and Organizing Ideas
Think, Feel, Care
Imagine If
Parts, Purposes and Complexities

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PG&E Routine

Think Pair Share