Three Learning Principles Behind Thinking Schools

Critical thinking and metacognition are essential outcomes for our students. In fact, educator David Hyerle, Director of Research and Development at Thinking Schools International, has created a framework that schools use to teach their students how to recognize and appropriately select their thinking strategies.

In this 2:29 video, Hyerle outlines three core principles of Thinking Schools:

  1. All learners have innate abilities to think in a variety of ways
  2. Teaching must create connections between content and students’ thinking processes
  3. To improve thinking processes, we need student-centered models

As students improve their ability to think, their capacity to learn increases dramatically. Teaching metacognitive strategies to students prepares them for success in school and the rest of their lives.

Thinking Schools David Hyerle