Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Higher Order Thinking?

New Post, New Year! I don't know about everyone else, but my school is pushing Rigor, with higher order thinking questioning.

This is what we were doing last year at this time. I thought my students were doing great. They were reading, writing, and finally could color! Got to have color.

Now I am rethinking what my students should be doing at this time of the year. They are mostly still 5 and 6 years old. They love school and learning - but am I pushing them to the higher level of learning. I am looking at the questions that go along with the Bloom's Task Wheel that everyone in my school has. 

I need to get to the top of the wheel (pyramid) more, but with little Ks who are just now beginning to APPLY the knowledge they have learned, it might be more difficult than someone looking in might think.

How do you get your Ks to climb to the top of the Bloom's chart? I would love some feedback on this.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I found you in a FB group and wanted to stop by and check out your blog. It looks great!
    A quick win for trying to increase rigor is to use higher level questioning techniques to push students to think more deeply about concepts and topics. Encourage students to also ask and answer questions with peers as well.
    Astute Hoot: Tools for the Wise Teacher