Episode 6

6 Essential Thinking Routines You Need in your Repertoire

Published on: 27th May, 2021

In this episode, I’m discussing 6 essential thinking routines you should have in your educator repertoire. These are thinking routines that you can use to create engaging discussions with art or artefacts or routines that will help you develop and grow in your work as an educator. I’ve found it really hard to select just 6 thinking routine out of the 100+ routines out there, but I’ve come up with a list that every educator should have in their repertoire to draw upon in different situations or for different purposes.

I’ve chosen :

  1. An all-rounder thinking routine
  2. A thinking routine to focus on observation and description
  3. A thinking routine for perspective-taking & opening up thinking
  4. A routine to help capture the heart and summarise 
  5. A thinking routine for formulating and sorting questions
  6. A thinking routine that will foster meaningful reflection 

To find out which 6 thinking routines I chose, listen to this week’s episode!

Plus, if you’d like a copy of my newly updated Ultimate Thinking Routines list, I've put a link below in the show notes so you can sign up for your own copy of this resource with 100+ thinking routines in one place. It’s a really useful reference document for any educator interested in creating engaging discussions with art, objects and ideas. 


The Ultimate Thinking Routine List - https://mailchi.mp/21a87a092bdd/thinking-routine-list

See Think Wonder https://thinkingmuseum.com/2020/01/01/see-think-wonder-visible-thinking/

Looking Ten Times Two https://thinkingmuseum.com/2020/01/05/visible-thinking-routine-of-the-week-looking-ten-times-two/

Step Inside https://thinkingmuseum.com/2020/01/11/visible-thinking-routine-of-the-week-step-inside/

Creative Questions https://thinkingmuseum.com/2020/05/27/using-thinking-routines-to-formulate-better-questions/

ESP+I https://thinkingmuseum.com/2020/07/03/the-power-of-reflection-in-online-learning/

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