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  2. 2. Elizabeth HelfantMICDSSt Louis MO<br />E<br />Ehelfant/<br />
  3. 3. Background<br />Brain Conference 2x<br />Reading of Brain Rules<br />Brain Research and Learning Area in Library<br />Learning Groups The CABAL<br />PD Report Back<br />
  4. 4. Brain Research<br /><ul><li>Importance of metacognition/reflection
  5. 5. Cultural changes impact how brain gets wired via activities/uses culture demands/encourages (Rosen)
  6. 6. We know very little. (Judy Willis- Tokuhama-Espinosa)
  7. 7. Stress can be good and bad (ZPD/Flow)
  8. 8. Brain is a Garden- Control what you introduce into it (Willis)
  9. 9. Every brain is unique and has talents
  10. 10. Exercise for your brain and your body is good (Ratey)</li></li></ul><li>Brown’s Model (Executive Function)<br />
  11. 11. For Learning<br />Need to develop metacognitive ability in kids<br />Exercise is good<br />Types of Thinking<br />Stress – manage it<br />Focus – allow for it<br />Differentiation<br />Feedback <br />
  12. 12. Tech Tools<br /> LAMS<br />Moodle 2<br />Canvas<br />Chalk and Wire<br />
  13. 13. Bloom’s Taxonomy<br />HOTS<br />Complexity<br />Difficulty<br />LOTS<br />
  14. 14. Rigor/Relevance Framework<br />
  15. 15. Thinking Organization <br />DEREK CABRERA<br />iDSRP<br />Distinctions, systems, relationships, and perspectives<br />
  16. 16. Types of Thinking<br />Creative<br />Critical<br />Design<br />Systems<br />Strategic/Logical (Problem Solving)<br />Empathetic<br />Disciplinary<br />Reflective<br />
  17. 17. Teacher’s job is to make explicit that which we had hoped would be implicit to our students.<br />
  18. 18. Reflective Thinking<br />
  19. 19. Perkin’s Thinking Classroom<br />Dimensions of Culture of Thinking <br />Language, thinking dispositions, mental management, strategic spirit, higher order thinking, transfer<br />Thinking Dispositions<br />Be curious and questioning<br />Think broadly, adventurously,<br />Reason clearly, carefully,<br />Organize one’s thinking<br />Give oneself thinnking time<br />Thinking Language<br />
  20. 20. Habits of Mind<br />
  21. 21. Thinking Routines (Teacher Directed)<br />
  22. 22. Blog or Portfolio Prompts<br />Google Forms<br />DyKnow<br />Formative Assessment Prompts <br />
  23. 23. Brain Owner’s Manual<br />Introduce portfolio as assessment tool<br />Shift conversation to improving and growth over grades (3P –process, progress, product)<br />Use portfolio for reflection about learning (provide a model)<br />Put concept of Habits of Mind in front of kids<br />Put growth mindset in front of kids<br />Thinking Strategies<br />Thinkertoys – Advisory Activities<br />