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Pathways to Thinking Schools

Pathways to Thinking Schools

First Edition
Edited by:

Foreword by Yvette Jackson

March 2014 | 280 pages | Corwin
Based on the successful, proven Thinking Maps model developed by David Hyerle, this book makes a compelling case for making an explicit focus on thinking the foundation for every school.  Enabling all students to become drivers of their own thinking and learning, a Thinking School is defined as an educational community in which all members share a common commitment to giving regular, careful thought to everything that takes place including learning how to think reflectively, critically and creatively. 
List of Figures
Foreword by Yvette Jackson
About the Editors
About the Contributors
1. Catalyst: Thinking Schools as a Catalyst for Transformational Change
2. Imperative
Working to Avoid Intellectual Apartheid

Elizabeth Dellamora
Questions for Enquiry

3. Brain-Mind
Brain Mapping and Mapping Minds

Kimberly Williams
Questions for Enquiry

4. Criteria
Criteria for a Thinking Schools Approach

Bob Burden
Questions for Enquiry

5. Journey
Journey Toward Becoming a Thinking School

Gill Hubble
Questions for Enquiry

6. School
The Tree of Learning

Richard Coe
Questions for Enquiry

7. System
A System-Wide Vision for Thinking

Donna J. DeSiato and Judy Morgan
Questions for Enquiry

8. Language
Thinking Language Learners

Estee Lopez and Larry Alper
Questions for Enquiry

9. Coaching
Improving the Quality of Teaching Through Visual Coaching and Supervision

Kathy Ernst
Questions for Enquiry

10. Leading
Leading Connectively

Larry Alper and David Hyerle
Questions for Enquiry

11. Country
Robert Seth Price and Bereket Aweke
Thinking Schools Ethiopia
Questions for Enquiry


"In a global community, countries recognize reciprocal interests and the need and benefit of interdependence. Therefore, this new paradigm of a global community calls for Thinking Schools internationally; schools where students will be equipped to think dialectically, reflecting on the ramifications and possibilities of interdependence; schools where students will be cultivated to transform themselves to be self-actualized and who make contributions to transform the world so this millennium is the one in which we achieve the global success of cooperation, high productivity globally, and innovation of efficient and effective use of our most promising and productive resource: our mind and the thinking it generates."

Yvette Jackson, Chief Executive Officer
National Urban Alliance

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface and Foreward

1. Catalyst

David N. Hyerle

David Hyerle is an independent researcher, author, and consultant focused on literacy, thinking-process instruction, and whole-school change. He is the developer of the Thinking Maps language and is presently codirector of Designs for Thinking, a consulting and research group based in New England. More About Author

Lawrence S. Alper

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