Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 1 – Name and Notice Thinking

 

Simon Brooks Culture of Thinking Strategy No. 1 – Name and Notice Thinking

Recently Simon Brooks presented an Awareness Session presented on the Cultures of Thinking.

If so, you would remember Simon outlining 10 strategies to assist parents to develop their children in becoming critical and creative thinkers and self-directed learners.

To keep these fresh in your mind we are going to post a link to a short video clip with one strategy every week for the remainder of term 4! Click here to see the first one.

Strategy No. 1 – Name and Notice Thinking

The first strategy is to name and notice thinking. This is to be alert to when children are thinking, and then to notice and name the thinking that they are doing.

Use the language of thinking to name and notice the thinking your child is using and thus communicate to them that it is valued.

  • “I like the way that you’re considering different viewpoints here.”
  • “That’s an interesting theory you’ve come up with.”
  • “I can see you’re working really hard here to think deeply rather than skim over the surface.”