Robert Seth Price • Mobile Critical Thinking Tools

Amplifying Student Voice (CA); Peer to Peer Coaching (CA); Professional Development (MN); Student Voice (NJ); Classroom Demonstration (MN)


Mobile Critical Thinking Tools

Collaborative Processes, Visual Tools,
Frame of Reference, Questioning Models,
Thinking Environments

“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.”
—Audre Lorde

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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.
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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

First Graders Talking Schema.
James Baldwin on the Frame of Reference.
Schema – Part 1 (4 min)
Text to Self; Text to Text; Text to World.
SchemaPart 2 (4 min)
with Frame of Reference and Visual Tools.
Yvette Jackson: Personal Frame of Reference and Schema.

Frame of Reference: Emotions and Personal Experiences.


Current, Recent, Previous
Robert Seth Price’s collaborations are with equity consciousness using critical thinking tools within a student/participant centered approach. His systems approach with all collaborations focuses on liberating our gifts through emancipating our actions.

“Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves, and be free.”
—Cesar Chavez

The Pedagogy of Confidence Action Guide
A collaboration with Dr. Yvette Jackson developing an interactive website as a companion to The Pedagogy of Confidence. The Action Guide builds upon Yvette Jackson’s research and books on equity consciousness, High Operational Practices (HOPs) and mindfulness for High Intellectual Performances (HIPs). The action guide includes instructive video clips; modules for implementation; structures and strategies; amplifying student voice; and more.

National Urban Alliance (NUA) • Senior Scholar
Robert collaboration with National Urban Alliance (NUA) includes amplifying student voice; facilitating professional development in person, hybrid and virtual; media integration, and more. Examples of websites Robert created, developed content and implemented documenting district collaborations include:  Redwood City;  Newark;  Osseo; NUA Summer Institute 2021; and  NUA Summer Institute 2020.

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.

Touching the Spirit • Augusta Mann
Our collaborations include hundreds of professional development sessions; developing her website; developing the Patreon subscriber site; visioning video development; more.

Thinking Schools Ethiopia
Robert 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

The Thinking Foundation & Thinking Schools International
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.”

—Althea Gibson

Peer to Peer Coaching is an important part of our collaborations.
see more about on the Pedagogy of Confidence website
Who Am I a multi week module for developing understanding of the classroom and school community.
see more

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.  

Amplifying Student Voice
Redwood City School District, CA
Students share ‘What is Student Voice’
Student Voice Social Justice explorations with High Operational Practices and school wide installations. NJ collaboration with NUA: University High School

Professional Development with Educators and Education Leaders

Four grade 4-5 teachers at Clifford School (K-8), Redwood City School District, CA, share their reflections on the collaboration and implementation.
more on the  collaboration.
Fair Oaks Elementary, Osseo Area Schools, MN. Regular collaboration including virtual Pre-K, K-5.
more about the collaboration.

Director, Video, Editor, Producer

Robert Seth Price: Director, Video, Producer
Robert Seth Price: Co-Producer

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models and methods.

“We all must live our lives always feeling, always thinking the moment has arrived. ”
Tracy Chapman

“Even the most political poem is an act of faith.”
—Martin Espada

“We claim what we feel we deserve.”
—David Whyte

 “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

Thinking Schools Ethiopia: Addis Ababa, Tigray, SNNPR
Aksum, Hawassa, Hosanna, Yirgalem, Mekelle, Shire