Helping students to “learn how to learn” or , become “meta-strategic thinkers” is crucial for understanding and becoming a life-long learner.
Learning doesn’t happen through the mere delivery of information. “Learning only occurs when the learner does something with that information,”
“So as teachers we need to think not only about how we will deliver that content, but also what we will have students do with that content.”
One way to develop a culture of thinking is to pick one of the thinking routines Project Zero has designed and use it over and over in a variety of contexts. Rather than trying each routine once, applying one routine in multiple ways will help make thinking in that way habitual. It becomes almost an expectation in a classroom, like other class norms.