Ron currently directs the worldwide Cultures of Thinking Project aimed at supporting teachers in the creation of classrooms where thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted. He has authored numerous books and articles as well as directed videos that explore how teachers foster understanding, nurture creativity, and make thinking visible.
During the seminar participants will focus on; ways to create thoughtful classrooms, fostering thinking opportunities through the use of thinking routines and looking for evidence of student thinking. Participants will explore such questions as:
- What is a culture of thinking?
- How do we lay a foundation for thinking in our classrooms?
- How can educators provide rich and meaningful opportunities for thinking and learning?
- How can we make thinking visible in our classrooms?
Ron is the author of several books including: Intellectual Character: What it is, Why it matters and How to get it, (2002) and Making Thinking Visible: How to promote engagement, understanding and independence for all learners, (2011).
Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces we Must Master to Truly Transform our Schools by Ron Ritchhart (2015).
You can learn more about Ron’s work on his website ronritchhart.com.