Teach your students to stop, think, and communicate! The Six Thinking Hats method of metacognition provides an easily comprehended and applied common language for students and teachers to use to develop interpersonal relationships in groups and apply to community problems or projects. Students can also apply the Six Thinking Hats method to their own intra-personal relationship (self-talk) to help develop, manage, and maintain constructive momentum, endurance, and tenacity.
In this PowerPoint, Part Three: Putting it All Together, students are introduced to the Green and Blue Hats and apply all six hats to a school uniform scenario. Check out Part One: Introducing Your Brain to the Six Thinking Hats, The Red and White Hats and Part Two: What are the Possibilities? for a complete introduction to the Six Thinking Hats.
I've seen a lot of success with this method in my classroom. Students can relate to the colors easily and are able to quickly implement both the language and the logic of the strategy. With time and practice, many students will begin to automatically self-regulate their emotions, which makes it easier to develop more strategic thinking skills.
I hope you and your students benefit from this method! Please let me know your thoughts!