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Using ‘Hexagonal Thinking’ to Deepen Classroom Conversations

Edutopia – Sarah Gonser

“Online and in person, hexagonal thinking can be a fresh way to boost the energy level in classroom discussions. “Your students will see things in new ways as they seek to connect wide-ranging ideas,” writes English teacher Betsy Potash for Cult of Pedagogy. With many students learning from home this school year, it’s a strategy that can help get kids back into a “critical thinking zone.” By connecting a series of ideas around a theme—a process where the end result often looks entirely different for each student or group—hexagonal thinking is designed to get kids thinking critically, making novel connections, debating, and providing evidence to support their reasoning.” (more)

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