Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools

Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools Author Ron Ritchhart
ISBN-10 1118974603
ISBN-13 9781118974605
Year 2015-03-09
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Jossey-Bass
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Discover why and how schools must become places where thinking is valued visible and actively promoted As educators parents and citizens we must settle for nothing less than environments that bring out the best in people take learning to the next level allow for great discoveries and propel both the individual and the group forward into a lifetime of learning This is something all teachers want and all students deserve In Creating Cultures of Thinking The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools Ron Ritchhart author of Making Thinking Visible explains how creating a culture of thinking is more important to learning than any particular curriculum and he outlines how any school or teacher can accomplish this by leveraging 8 cultural forces expectations language time modeling opportunities routines interactions and environment With the techniques and rich classroom vignettes throughout this book Ritchhart shows that creating a culture of thinking is not about just adhering to a particular set of practices or a general expectation that people should be involved in thinking A culture of thinking produces the feelings energy and even joy that can propel learning forward and motivate us to do what at times can be hard and challenging mental work

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