Critical and Creative Thinking resources encourage students thinking broadly and deeply using skills, behaviours and dispositions such as reason, logic, resourcefulness, imagination and innovation in all learning areas at school and in their lives beyond school
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SMART RESOURCE | The Thinking Keys resource provides twenty strategies for generating innovative and creative thinking. The keys are easily applied to most learning situations including developing extension activities for Inquiry-based Learning. Also included in the resource is an explanation table for each thinking key and a template to Design your Own Activities
SMART RESOURCE | The resource includes an explanation of De Bonos Six Thinking Hats and the type of thinking these hats evoke. Also included is a set of Thinking Hat cards together with a list of hat combinations which can be used in sequence to perform more complicated thinking tasks.
SMART RESOURCE | The Six Thinking Hats are a teaching model promoting critical and creative thinking. The charts include key words associated with each different colour hat. An excellent collaborative learning strategy for working in groups.
SMART RESOURCE | Cartoon Witch Thinking Hat characters include key thinking words, hat names and question cards. Each card outlines the type of thinking and questions students might ask a group or an individual when planning an inquiry response, discussing a topic or writing a text.
SMART RESOURCE | A cheerful set of penguins wearing the six thinking hats. Each card outlines the type of thinking and questions students might ask a group or individual when planning an inquiry response, discussing a topic or writing a text.
SMART RESOURCE | Blooms Taxonomy higher order thinking skills help students to apply logic and reasoning, draw conclusions and evaluate procedures and outcomes. Each chart lists key words and outlines cognitive questions needed in student thinking to prompt explicit learning.
PREMIUM RESOURCE | An excellent resource for learning alternate words for everyday emotions. A resource suitable for critical and creative thinking while also providing descriptive words for narrative and poetry writing. Feelings Thesaurus List LOVE affection appreciation devotion feeling fondness friendship passion respect tenderness HATE despise detest disgust dislike BRAVE adventurous bold courageous daring fearless heroic valiant SCARED afraid agitated fearful frightened jittery jumpy anxious panicked petrified shocked terrified nervous worried alarmed
PREMIUM RESOURCE | Twenty-seven feeling word cards and twenty-six action cards create a multi-purpose resource for critical and creative Thinking, Speaking and Listening, and Writing. Two speaking frames (with instructions) are included to assist students with the expression of their feelings. All feeling and action cards have supporting illustrations which provide a valuable source for conversation. An excellent resource for ESL / ESOL / EAL studies! Feelings & Action List FEELING: angry bored clever concerned confused embarrassed excited friendly frightened happy healthy lonely lucky mean okay peaceful positive relaxed sad scared shocked shy sick silly sleepy surprised tired ACTION: agree blush celebrate cry disagree dance disapprove eat exercise flirt frown grin hug kiss laugh listen play quiet read sleep smile talk text type wink write
SMART RESOURCE | The 16 Habits of Mind support skills to solve problem-based learning and inquiry-based learning. They provide students with skills to improve their thinking processes and strategies, promoting efficient and effective thinking. The strategies are presented as individual charts. A daily/weekly focus management board is also included where a habit/s may be a displayed as a focus for discussion and application. It is advisable to laminate and enlarge the board or reduce the charts for display.
SMART RESOURCE | The 16 Mind Those Habits provide students with skills to improve their thinking processes and strategies. The labels make a colourful habit focus display ready for discussion and application.
SMART RESOURCE | The set of sixteen successful habits give skills to support solve problem-based learning and inquiry-based learning. They provide students with skills to improve their thinking processes and strategies, promoting efficient and effective thinking. The resource includes child-speak labels with matching definition cards. Great for thinking skills focus, games and classroom display.
SMART RESOURCE | A set of fifteen thinking habit cards and success board are included in the resource. These habits are positive qualities needed for success. It is suggested to laminate the management board and cards; then display, on the board, the appropriate habit to be discussed and actioned for that day.
SMART RESOURCE | The resource supports the introduction to the range and abilities students have through the eight Multiple Intelligences: body smart, people smart, word smart, number smart, nature smart, self-smart, picture smart and music smart. Students have the opportunity to identify themselves as a smart learner.