CreaTHINK

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CreaTHINK – AN EXPERIENCE IN THINKING FOR 4 AND 5 YEAR OLD CHILDREN AND FOR ADULTS

Provoked by:

  • Project Zero – an intense professional development for teachers with a focus on creating a culture of thinking within a classroom
  • A personal professional development goal driven by a diverse thinking group with peers- THRIVE
  • Reggio inspired work – honoring children’s rights to be agents of their own learning

 

CreaTHINK definedCreating through thinking

 

Children’s thoughts about CreaTHINK:

  • “It’s like digging a hole in the ground and going deeper.”
  • Creating through deep thinking.”

 

 CreaTHINK is a work in progress. It might be thought of as a hybrid thinking routine with the following goals in mind:

  • Make a choice
  • Think about choice
  • Design a play plan driven by choice
  • Write a plan using a variety of languages
  • Revisit play
  • Revise play plans
  • Accountable for choice and plan
  • Debrief with peers
  • Share conflicts
  • Problem solve
  • Share victories
  • Create
  • Think
  • Move play to new levels with greater depth
  • Make connections
  • Tell stories

 

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