Supplementary Resources

Thinking

Thinking skills, tools for thinking, strategies for thinking and other aspects of ordering ideas for meaning.

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Disadvantaged Students

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds with limiting language skills can narrow the gap with their more advantaged peers. Teachers need to use visual strategies to make explicit and public the internal mental processes that are present in more able students.

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Graphic Organisers

Graphic Organisers, says David Costa, reveal a person's thinking processes. Perfect, therefore, for teachers modelling their thinking and for teachers to identify misconceptions in their students' thinking. Discover the main types of Graphic Organisers and a simple process for using them.

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Instrumental Enrichment

The original learn-to-learn programme devised with research that shows students' IQ scores rose as a result of participation. This 14 sector programme works at primary perceptual and thinking processes, with the emphasis on bridging on to successful transfer of learning. Metacognition is at its centre.

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Stretch & Challenge

The Stretch & Challenge focus risks being just another bureaucratic concept unless there's more than vague aspirations to it. Here's a summary of several tools and lists available to teachers to plan for and check how they're doing with this current concern.

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SOLO

John Biggs's SOLO model (Structure of the Observed Learning Outcome) is explained and visually depicted. It is a brilliant strategy to assess the depth of understanding and knowledge of your students. Easy to implement, it is also useable by students themselves for practical self-assessment and metacognition.

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Posters

Graphic Organiser Model

Know which Graphic Organiser tool to use for which thinking job. This structures all Graphic Organisers into just four types for practical and productive classroom use.

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Getting Going with Model Mapping

10 practical ways to get going with Model Mapping in your classroom. Practical strategies to integrate this powerful thinking tool into everyday processes.

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Literacy with HOW2s

The Graphic Organiser and Manipulative HOW2s offer a unique approach to developing literacy skills. Their direct access to meaning and understanding are launch pads to better writing.