Cultures of Thinking

Modeling

"Students see us in our glory and ignobility. However, rather than seeking to hide our weaknesses, struggles, and shortcomings - which students will inevitably see and notice anyway - we can open ourselves up authentically to our students and show them what it means to be an ongoing learner."

Ron Ritchhart 2016

  1. Thinking is regularly on display (my own as well as students) in the classroom.
  2. I demonstrate my own curiosity, passion, and interests to students.
  3. I display open-mindedness and a willingness to consider alternate perspectives.
  4. It is clear that I am learning too, taking risks, and reflecting on my learning.
  5. Students model their thought process by spontaneously justifying and providing evidence for their thinking.

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