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Pathways to Thinking Schools

First Edition
By: David N. Hyerle, Larry Alper

Foreword by Yvette Jackson

David Hyerle reveals powerful visual tools and techniques of mindfulness and inquiry that will equip students with the cognitive skills and dispositions for success in an information-overloaded world.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781483359076
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2014
  • Page Count: 280
  • Publication date: April 16, 2014

Price: $32.95



Give students the essential thinking skills they need to thrive.

Content-focused teaching may yield marginal improvements in test scores, but leaves students without the cognitive skills and dispositions for success in an information-overloaded world that requires deep thinking, collaborative problem solving, and emotional intelligence.

David Hyerle has brought exciting models for enabling students to drive their own thinking and learning to schools in every corner of the world, with outstanding results. In this book, Hyerle presents case studies of schools and educators who have applied these models, in some cases system-wide, to ensure every student can thrive in an increasingly complex future. Among his powerful concepts for short and long-term improvement are:

  • Visual Tools for Thinking—The nonlinguistic tools that have made Hyerle’s famous “Thinking Maps” model so successful
  • Dispositions for Mindfulness—a language for students to improve their intellectual-emotional behaviors as they learn
  • Questioning for Inquiry—A system for developing students’ abilities to ask questions in the context of a developing Community of Inquiry, including the use of Bloom’s revised Taxonomy and the Six Hats Thinking® model

Ultimately, Pathways to Thinking Schools synthesizes the potential of smart content-based teaching with the powerful thinking skills and dispositions that supercharge the educational experience.

“In a global community, countries recognize reciprocal interests and the need and benefit of interdependence. Therefore, this new paradigm of a global community calls for Thinking Schools internationally.”
—Yvette Jackson, Chief Executive Officer
National Urban Alliance


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David N. Hyerle

David Hyerle is an independent researcher, author, and consultant focused on literacy, thinking-process instruction, and whole-school change. He is the developer of the Thinking Maps language and is presently codirector of Designs for Thinking, a consulting and research group based in New England.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Foreword by Yvette Jackson



About the Editors

About the Contributors

1. Catalyst: Thinking Schools as a Catalyst for Transformational Change

2. Imperative

Working to Avoid Intellectual Apartheid

Questions for Enquiry

3. Brain-Mind

Brain Mapping and Mapping Minds

Questions for Enquiry

4. Criteria

Criteria for a Thinking Schools Approach

Questions for Enquiry

5. Journey

Journey Toward Becoming a Thinking School

Questions for Enquiry

6. School

The Tree of Learning

Questions for Enquiry

7. System

A System-Wide Vision for Thinking

Questions for Enquiry

8. Language

Thinking Language Learners

Questions for Enquiry

9. Coaching

Improving the Quality of Teaching Through Visual Coaching and Supervision

Questions for Enquiry

10. Leading

Leading Connectively

Questions for Enquiry

11. Country

Thinking Schools Ethiopia

Questions for Enquiry





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