About Our School
Visible Thinking at Reuther Middle School
Over the past three years Reuther Middle School has transitioned into a Culture of Thinking School. Cultures of Thinking is an environment where thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted on a daily basis. It is only by making students' thinking visible that we can begin to understand both what and how our students are learning. By using thinking routines we are able to make thinking more visible and foster a better thinking and learning environment.
Why a Culture of Thinking? The mission of Reuther Middle School is to ensure learning for ALL students. In order to teach effectively and achieve our mission, teachers need to recognize the needs of today’s learners:
"Children grow into the intellectual life around them." - Lev Vygotsky
Harvard Researcher Ron Ritchhart Speaks About Visible Thinking
Ron Ritchhart, Senior Researcher at Harvard Project Zero, was invited to Reuther Middle School on October 28, 2013, to share his Visible Thinking research with our parent community. As Reuther teachers continue to embed thinking routines in their classrooms, it is our hope that parents will encourage additional Visible Thinking discussions at home by using the "9 Apps for Parents" handout as a guideline.