Welcome
 


I use this website to help keep people informed of upcoming events with which I am associated, provide information about my current publications, and post the slides of my presentations.    I also use this site to provide some background information on both myself and my work.  Finally, you’ll find information about my current work and thinking as it relates to developing, nurturing, advancing, and sustaining a culture of thinking here as well.


Thanks to all the educators who have made, Making Thinking Visible written with Mark Church and Karin Morrison, one the top selling books in education.  It’s amazing to see how these ideas have taken off all over the world.  If you have been or want to start using thinking routines and more effective questioning to create a culture of thinking in your classroom or organization, this will be a useful resource.  You can also join us on Facebook by pressing the “Like” button to your right.  This will act as a forum for people sharing ideas about how they are using the strategies and routines.


I’m about to finish a new publication on Creating Cultures of Thinking, drawing on the work we have been doing in schools around the world.  The book is due out in 2015 and will provide rich examples of the 8 Cultural Forces in action, shaping students’ learning. Until then, the Stories of Learning website provides a  great repository of teacher writing about developing cultures of thinking.  You can find out more about it here or by following the links in the Current Work section of this website If you are interested in telling a story of learning that is unfolding in your classroom, please check out the links for more information. 


To see a history of the work that has led up to and contributed to the grounded theory and repertoire or practices of Cultures of Thinking, check out this Prezi presentation:  History of Cultures of Thinking



Ron

Ron  Ritchhart                                              
Principal Investigator  for the 
Cultures of Thinking Project



Senior Research Associate
Project Zero
Harvard Graduate School of Education