Tools to Teach 7 Essential Thinking Skills

Dr. Frank T. Lyman, Jr. (All Grades)

  • Seven essential thinking skills to deepen understanding across the curriculum.
  • Over 50 hands-on, minds-on ThinkTrix tools.
  • 16 Interactive activities for individuals, pairs, teams, and class.
  • Hundreds of student-lead thinking questions.
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ThinkTrix empowers your students to be better thinkers and broader thinkers. ThinkTrix develops better thinkers through metacognition—thinking about their own thinking. Students learn exactly what their minds need to do for the seven core types of thinking. They are better prepared to respond correctly to test questions, write clearly, and to be more effective students in general. While metacognition may sound complicated, this book makes the process super simple for you and your students. More concise thinking is sufficient rationale for using ThinkTrix with your students. But there's another big benefit—ThinkTrix allows you and your students to think more deeply about any topic. You and your students will apply the seven types of thinking to a variety of curricula, and expand everyone's knowledge, comprehension, and creativity about the subject matter. ThinkTrix—better, broader, deeper thinking! 216 pages.

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A Student Centered Classroom for Inquiry
There is nothing to dislike. This book represents decades of highly successful classroom application, mostly in the elementary grades, but useful at all levels. The book is a compilation of this field testing and ways to accomplish the returning of students minds back to their rightful owners - the students themselves. The ThinkTrix strategy turns the critical thinking and inquiry process over to the students. Through metacognitive understanding of seven basic types of thinking; students are able to: craft and write questions; interpret texts and tests; see the relationship of content to their lives and interests; converse at high levels with other students; write more coherently; use cognitive mapping [ThinkLinks] with more understanding of knowledge structure; and translate higher abstractions such as analysis, hypothesis, inference, and other often misunderstood concepts. This book gives the teacher the information that will forge a student centered classroom for inquiry. I know of no other strategy that has achieved this level of results. Truth be told, I am the author, but I stand with many teachers who have used and developed the ThinkTrix strategy. Give this book a look.