Visible Thinking Routines

  • VisibleThinking In Action


    Every committed educator wants better learning and more thoughtful students. Visible Thinking is a way of helping to achieve that without a separate ‘thinking skills' course or fixed lessons.


    Visible Thinking is a broad and flexible framework for enriching classroom learning in the content areas and fostering students' intellectual development at the same time. Here are some of its key goals:


    Deeper understanding of content
    Greater motivation for learning
    Development of learners' thinking and learning abilities.
    Development of learners' attitudes toward thinking and learning and their alertness to opportunities for thinking and learning (the "dispositional" side of thinking).
    A shift in classroom culture toward a community of enthusiastically engaged thinkers and learners.


    (Project Zero, 2018)