Category Archives: Making Thinking Visible

Getting the best out of MTV in the Classroom

Everyone loves the television channel MTV and here is the best way that you can use it to for the better performance of your students! Wouldn’t that be a nice reality? Sorry to disappoint but in this blog today we … Continue reading

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Developing Critical Thinking in a VISIBLE Way

No matter the subject in school, students should be challenged to thinking critically and deeply about concepts. But what a lot of teachers forget is that students have to be taught how to critically think and problem solve. Students don’t … Continue reading

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Making the Invisible, Visible!

Our minds are full of thousands of thoughts every single day, but most just come and go. Of course, not every single thought should be taken note of in a big way. Imagine if we somehow kept a list of … Continue reading

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Hey MTV, Welcome To My Students’ Thinking Made Visible

If the hit show MTV Cribs told us anything, it’s that people are nosy. Audiences are so entertained to get a sneak peak at how these celebrities live inside the walls of their home. I think this is a great … Continue reading

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Get in Their Heads

Often as educators, we rely on students getting the right answer to know if they understand the content. This isn’t enough. If we really want to make sure we are building strong learners we need to get inside their heads, and we need to open up ours to show them how it’s done. We need to make thinking visible. Continue reading

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Taking a Peek Inside Our Student’s Brains

Have you ever had a conversation with a friend where after a while you need to stop and ask, “how did we get on this topic?” You started talking about how your days went, but now you’re somehow discussing whether … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking on a Visible Scale

Traditional-style classrooms today still do not emphasize the importance of metacognition as an important trait to develop. Students are taught and expected to be able to perform “x” task or be able to recite “y”, but these types of classrooms … Continue reading

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Making Student’s Thinking Visible

Why are MTV strategies so important to implement in our science classrooms? Learn more about students/ build deeper connections Pick the brain of our students Allow students to relate concepts to their life, in a way that making learning more … Continue reading

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Making Thinking Visible for Budding Scientists

By now we all know that traditional lecture style teaching and learning just simply does not work for most students! When we do not provide students with a chance to be active and the ones in charge of their own … Continue reading

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Science Teachers Want their “MTV”!

Science teachers want their MTV! And we aren’t taking about Music Television; We’re talking about Making Thinking Visible. “Making Thinking Visible” in the classroom is more than just providing students with worksheets or graphics to organize their thoughts. Making Thinking … Continue reading

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