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Thinking Routine of the Week: Headlines

THINKING ROUTINE OF THE WEEK: HEADLINES HEADLINES is a thinking routine that helps to capture the essence or heart of something being discussed. It is also used for summarising and synthesising ideas. It has just ONE question that asks: 'If you were to write a headline for this topic or issue right

A Quick Guide to Facilitation Skills

On my Visible Thinking in the Museum trainings we teach participants facilitation skills for use on guided tours or educational programmes with art and museum objects. I use this image (above) of an angry teacher (!) to get the discussion started with the question 'What is facilitation?' What is facilitation? What is a facilitator?  The word facilitate actually comes from

How to Use Visible Thinking Routines on Guided Tours

As routines are part of the classroom, so they are also an important part of the guided tour experience. As you welcome guests or visitors at the start of a tour, you will take a few minutes to remind visitors of any guidelines to keep visitors and any historic sites or collections safe. You will also introduce them to