Bell Ringers

Sketchbooks and ZoneDoodles

Sketchbooks and ZoneDoodles

“Fostering thinking requires making thinking visible. Thinking happens mostly in our heads, invisible to others and even to ourselves. Effective thinkers make their thinking visible, meaning they externalize their thoughts through speaking, writing, drawing, or some other method. They can then direct and improve those thoughts. Visible Thinking also emphasizes documenting thinking for later reflection.” […]

Who Should Be President?

My fifth and sixth grade students responded to the following bell ringer today, a quick writing assignment: “Give me your best argument (in writing) for who should be President and why” Here are twelve responses that I think you’ll enjoy – some are silly, some are most sincere and kind (click on the first and it will start […]