3-12, Art, Critical Thinking, Teaching Tools, Websites

Project Zero Thinking Routines

UPDATE 3/30/2020:  Here is a link to a video where Smithsonian educators demonstrate use of the Thinking Routines with a piece of artwork. You would have to drill down a bit into these resources that I posted about from the Smithsonian for “A Woman’s Place” to find this excellent compilation of Thinking Routines from Harvard’s… Continue reading Project Zero Thinking Routines


Amplifying #VisibleThinkingRoutines with #EdTech

Amplify #VisibleThinkingRoutines with different #EdTech tools like Peardeck, Padlet and more. Read more about this session from @TannenbaumTech at #TCEA23

Books, Critical Thinking, K-12, Student Response

The Story Routine: Main–Side–Hidden

The Story Routine: Main–Side–Hidden is a Visible Thinking Routine that will help students to make inferences and see new perspectives.

3-12, Language Arts

Main Side Hidden Digital Template

Need an engaging way to encourage inferencing and discussion in your class? Try this free “Top Secret” template from SlidesMania adapted for the Main Side Hidden Visible Thinking Routine!

Tug of War Thinking Routine
Critical Thinking, K-12, Teaching Tools

Tug of War

Professional development with the Tug of War Visible Thinking Routine from Harvard’s Project Zero

boy in red sweater wring on notebook
K-12, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Student Products, Teaching Tools, Writing

10 Retrieval Activities + 1 Choice Board

Implement some of these retrieval practice activities in you classroom to boost student learning.