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Six Thinking Hats
Title: Six Thinking Hats
Author: Stacey Lopez, PS 9, Retreat Avenue Elementary School, NYC
Subject Area/ Grade: English/ Social Emotional Learning / 4th Grade
This social emotional learning experience will provide students with an opportunity to apply convergent/divergent thinking.
To Provide students with an opportunity to apply convergent/divergent thinking using “Six Thinking Hats” and reading the article “Opinion:Fear about the Coronavirus is normal, but don’t let it Control you.”
Content Area and Standards
4R1: Locate and refer to relevant details and evidence when explaining what a text says explicitly/implicitly and make logical inferences.
4SL1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners, expressing ideas clearly, and building on those of others.
“Six Thinking Hats" is a way of investigating an issue from a variety of perspectives, but in a clear, conflict-free way. It can be used by individuals or groups to move outside habitual ways of thinking, try out different approaches, and then think constructively about how to move forward. (Six Thinking Hats - Decision-Making Skills from MindTools.com)
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Connections to Students Passion Areas and Interests
“Sum of their parts” In a previous lesson students will complete and share a puzzle of 7 areas of their life. Model for students my 7. This activity will help to identify students’ passions and interests. Therefore, later when grouping students I have a choice to group students according to their passions and interests or I can mix it up. Students can learn a passion or interest from someone with differences.
Ways to Assess Students’ process
It’s so many ways to use “SixThinking Hats”. First, I’d like to model/teach the process of “Six Thinking Hats Colors”, So when using it later for different texts, articles, Math, etc students will have knowledge of the routine.