This Back-to-School Activity Guide dives deeply into a learning strategy called Six Hats of Thinking. The Thinking Hats are used to understand and unpack a situation or scenario. This strategy promotes parallel thinking, which helps explore the multiple viewpoints of one event. The Six Thinking Hats promotes respectful dialogue while expressing diverse opinions, practices higher order thinking skills, and engages students in 21st Century Learning skills of collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
The Six Thinking Hats can be used in classrooms from kinder to college. This strategy can be repeated throughout the school year with different academic topics. See the resources at the end for more information on how to use Six Thinking Hats at different grade levels and in different subject areas.
This strategy guide explains both how the strategy works and gives you tools to implement it in your classroom. The materials included were created to print and use in your classroom immediately (no prep). The guide includes materials for primary, elementary, and secondary levels.