Thinking Skills morning at the prep

  • June 15, 2015

The Thinking Skills open morning was well attended and parents enjoyed having the opportunity to observe the children using numerous Thinking Skills tools and routines. Parents were given a brief overview of our Thinking Skills programme and were then able to move from class to class (from Grade 0 – 7) observing numerous activities.

Moving between classes, one could not help but be struck by the natural and spontaneous manner in which the pupils involved themselves in the lessons. Significant thinking was expended in each of the lessons and the output was outstanding. The effective use of thinking tools ensures deeper thinking, it develops the ability to obtain, interpret, analyse and process information, and provides opportunities to express and share ideas.

Collaboration and group work were showcased, and deeper thinking and the pooling of ideas were clearly evident. Parents have often expressed the wish to "be a fly on the wall" in their children's classrooms and this provided the ideal opportunity.