Waaaayyy back in March when @pamjwilson (pamjwilson.wordpress.com), made a comment on Twitter about a sign she wanted that contained a quote from the book Making Thinking Visible, I jumped in and created it for her. It was the perfect thing I needed to procrastinate a few things I needed to get done. But it also enticed me to purchase the book and get reading! Though the reading part ended up a little delayed…I am just now finishing it.
I wanted to share the poster because now that I am reading the book, I understand Pam’s desire for the quote to be in her room. It is important to communicate to students that thinking is important to learning..the process of discussing and working through a problem is just as important as knowing and understanding what the problem is asking. This poster will be displayed in my room next year for sure! Thanks Pam! I recommend this book to everyone!! I have found it especially applicable to my US History classes and can’t wait to weave in all of the ideas I gained!