Robert Seth Price • Mobile Critical Thinking Tools
Mobile Critical Thinking Tools
Critical thinking tools are across all content areas, for all grade levels and a foundation for life long thinking.
- Collaborative Processes
Students, Teachers, Leaders
- Visual Tools
As a Language for Organizing Our Thinking
- Frame of Reference
Our Cultural Frame of Reference is Our Identity
- Inquiry Models
Powerful Questions for Priming and Shared Inquiry for Depth and Understanding
- Thinking Environments
Belief and Belonging, People, Materials, Objects
“In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.”
Critical Thinking Tools are the core, and grounding, of what supports and develops authentic student engagement. Student engagement is what keeps us as educators motivated in classrooms and our learning communities. This should be an environment for all students, in all schools, and in all places. Equity consciousness is grounded in belief and belonging.
Critical Thinking Guide
- Collaborative Processes
Collaborative Learning, Peer to Peer Coaching and Community Building Exercises.
- Visual Tools and Mapping
Visual Maps for brainstorming, cause/effect, compare/contrast, categories, sequencing, relationships/analogies, perspectives for expanding thinking with frames of reference.
- Frame of Reference
Cultural Frame of Reference, Schema, Depth and Complexity.
- Questioning for Inquiry Models
Powerful Questions, Guiding Questions and Socratic Seminar / Shared Inquiry.
- Creating a Thinking Environment
Belief, People, Objects and Materials.
You can download the Mobile Critical Thinking Tools guide, and additionally I would recommend the current collaborations with The Pedagogy of Confidence Leadership Action Guide as a resource. This collaboration with Yvette Jackson includes many of the models, methods and strategies within along with practical implementation modules, how to for many strategies, structures for implementation and research.
Download the Critical Thinking Guide
Innovating —> Building —> Sustaining
Robert is always interested in new collaborations that bring our gifts together to innovate, build and sustain change for equity consciousness with critical thinking tools. Robert’s system approach is about bringing the whole community into the ‘choreography’: from the board members to faculty to support staff to students to parents to bus drivers. The whole community. Contact Robert to schedule a visioning session.
Frame of Reference and Schema
“Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves, and be free.”
Robert collaboration with National Urban Alliance (NUA) includes facilitating professional development in person, hybrid and virtual; amplifying student voice models; media integration; action research documentation; and more. Examples of websites Robert created, developed content and implemented documenting district collaborations include: National Urban Alliance (NUA); Redwood City; Newark; Osseo; and NUA Summer Institute 2021.
The CLEAR Model
Robert is currently collaborating with Dr. Rev Hillstrom and Intercultural Innovations Inc. to vision, innovate and implement The CLEAR Model that Dr. Hillstrom has developed.
Robert’s collaborations with Thinking Schools Ethiopia (K-12) for 8+ years includes Education Bureaus in Addis Ababa, Hossana, Hawassa, Tigray and more. The collaborations include creating a Thinking Schools Ethiopia action guide and a website documenting the collaborations.
The Thinking Schools Ethiopia Guide (English)
Guide in Amharic/English • Tigrinya
Founded by Thinking Maps creator David Hyerle, the focus is on research of visual tools. Robert has collaborated with Dr. Hyerle for many years on visioning; technology developments including for qualitative documentation; co-authored the initial Thinking Schools International guide; and co-produced the Thinking Foundation film Minds of Mississippi.
Examples of Collaborations
Models and Methods
Video, Documentation, Film, Text
“No matter what accomplishments you make,
somebody helped you.”
The examples below include a media component with a brief caption, and weblink in multiple categories:
- Amplifying Student Voice
- Professional Development
- Use of Video for Learning
- Qualitative Documentation with Schools
- Film Director, Video, Editor and Producer
- Website Development for Education
- Professional Development with Health Care
Amplifying Student Voice
Amplifying Student voice is a focus of their own cultural frame of reference with critical thinking tools with students acting on their potential to produce the high intellectual performances that can motivate self-directed learning, self-actualization, and self-transcendence.
Professional Development with Educators and Education Leaders
Director, Video, Editor, Producer
“We all must live our lives always feeling, always thinking the moment has arrived. ”
“Even the most political poem is an act of faith.”
“We claim what we feel we deserve.”
“Our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging,” “Personal experiences affect the facts that judges choose to see. . . . I wonder whether by ignoring our differences as women or men of color we do a disservice both to the law and society.”
—Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor