This week we looked at a photo and asked three questions:
What do you see?
What do you think ?
What does it make you wonder?
I learned about this thinking routine through Harvard’s Project Zero, that works to promote visible thinking in the classroom. This exercise helps children develop a framework for their thoughts and ideas and create clear differentiation between what we are experiencing with our eyes and what things are our thoughts and opinions. There are some things that we can experience visibly and some things we are experiencing in an invisible way- through our thoughts. By making our thoughts visible, we promote metacognition in the classroom- an opportunity to think about our thinking. This can serve to help us understand our own biases and help us think about the difference between what is a tangible fact and what is our opinion, or wondering.