image-1-5How can our team more easily infuse the MVMindsets (21st century skills influenced by Tony Wagner’s work)? How can we more easily assess student progress and then communicate progress to students, parents, and other teachers?

I believe one answer to these questions can be found in breaking the mindsets into their smallest parts and creating simple, visible thinking routines to help build each of the mindset muscles. Please try out some (or all) of our prototypes below and report back to us with feedback about what works, what doesn’t works, and how we can iterate these tools to be more useful.

Celebrating iPlan17: The MV Mindsets (1/19/17)
Collider Presentation: Mindsets and Visible Thinking
34 Questions About the MVMindsets
Star Wars Characters Who Embody the MVMindsets (6/11/16)

Why It’s So Hard To Train Someone To Make An Ethical Decision

Visible thinking routines to help students practice and acquire the MV Mindsets…
story-arcland-the-plane comment-feedback-prompt2look-three-times-vtrfeedback-filterArticle: 3 Types of Feedback (‘Thanks for the Feedback’ by Sheila Heen)cross-disciplinary-synthesizer Reflection VTRMeaningful Question Formulator

The Assumption ChallengerMore examples of assumptions…

  • Kids who are into computers are geeky.
  • Young kids are noisy.
  • People who wear glasses are smart.
  • Poor people are lazy.
  • Women are better cooks than men.
  • Girls are not as athletic as boys.
  • All politicians are crooks.
  • Everyone believes in God.
  • Indians live on reservations.
  • All doctors are rich.
  • All Americans like to watch baseball.
  • All tall people are good basketball players.

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Seven Survival Skills PDF by Tony Wagner


assumption challenger proto

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