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7 Ways to Be Creative with Thinking Routines

BITESIZE: 7 WAYS TO BE CREATIVE WITH THINKING ROUTINES I have a golden rule when I introduce participants on my team trainings and in my VTMO course to thinking routines for the first time.  This that you should get to know one thinking routine really, really well before you learn any more. This is usually See Think Wonder  - probably the most well-known and famous thinking routine of them all  I tell participants to get to know the routine as it is written before they start to add in any variations. Try

9 thinking routines to improve your powers of observation

9 THINKING ROUTINES TO IMPROVE YOUR POWERS OF OBSERVATION In today’s solo episode, I’m talking about observation skills - why they are important and I’m sharing 9 thinking routines that you can use to boost your observation and description skills. INTRODUCTION So, observation skills. As you’ll know from previous episodes, I’m really fascinated by observation and really interested in developing my skills in this area (I have LOADS of  books on this subject!) Most of the time we are observing passively - missing out on a wide range

What is Visible Thinking in the Museum?

WHAT IS VISIBLE THINKING IN THE MUSEUM (AND HOW CAN IT HELP ME TO ENGAGE MY AUDIENCE?) Way back in 2011, I discovered the magic of thinking routines and Visible Thinking whilst working at a museum in Amsterdam. It was at this point that I started developing a new approach for educators, what became Visible Thinking in the Museum or VTM for short. Visible Thinking in the Museum is an easy-to-follow method that allows educators like you to confidently design and lead engaging inquiry-led sessions with art, objects and ideas for any