What if school was truly a place for thinking? This idea may sound
obvious, but organizing classrooms around types and amounts of thinking has
profound implications for learning. This practice could begin to reshape education.
Inspired by the work of the Cultures of Thinking project, we invite educators to
come together who are interested in using thinking as an organizing practice
Keynote by Ron Ritchhart, author of Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 forces we must master to truly transform our schools
Other confirmed speakers:
Rhonda Bondie, Fordham University
Doug Knecht, Bank Street Education Center
Susan Engel, author of Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood
Jake Wizner, author of Worth Writing About: Exploring Memoir with Adolescents
Shirley McPhillips, author of Poem Central: Word Journeys with Readers and Writers
Katie Cunningham, author of Story: Still the Heart of Literacy Learning
Which thinking oriented practices
are common in classrooms?
What ideas and structures have to
exist to support this orientation?
What communications are necessary to
ensure community understanding?
What are the benefits?
How does the learner’s orientation
change in this type of environment?
What are specific assessments that
ensure prioritizing of thinking?
How is a culture of thinking aligned with
larger goals for education?
Interested in Presenting? Submit your proposal here.
Blue School strives to fulfill a public purpose by bringing public and independent educators together to explore applications of research (current and potential) from the domains of education, neuroscience and psychology.