The Culture of Thinking: Making Thinking Visible | Maeve Zamuner | TEDxYouth@AbbeyParkHS

Making thinking visible will help you extend your thinking, help you enhance your learning, and allow you to customize your learning to make it specialized for your needs. But how exactly can we make our thinking visible? In my classroom, we focus on using a tool called a thinking notebook. It allows you to write down your ideas in a safe space. The notebook allows you to not only stretch your thinking but to also think critically about the ways your brain processes information. We live in a fast-paced society, which makes this type of thinking even more important as it allows us the structured time to reflect and formulate a way to make our thinking visible. The concept of making thinking visible has helped me become more confident sharing ideas, increased my creativity, and made me overall a more innovative thinker. Maeve Zamuner is a Grade 8 student at WH Morden Public School. During her spare time, she enjoys playing sports, reading and musical theatre. Maeve will be speaking about using visual thinking to enhance learning through thinking routines in Notebooks. Maeve is involved in her school’s change club where they support different fundraisers and assemblies. She is excited to speak at our TED event because she has always loved to share her ideas and get involved. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at