Free Resources

These resources are available to everyone!  Please keep visiting, as new material will be added over the coming months.  The resources are based on different thinking tools and approaches and range from informative to practical.

For specific training resources related to the TSIA Approach please register.

Click on the link below to access free resources.

 

 Thinkers Keys (Tony Buzan)

This photocopiable book is free to download, print and use in the classroom.  Based around Buzan’s 20 Thinkers Keys these fun and creative ideas will help to develop pupils creative and critical thinking classrooms. The keys can be used linked to specific topics or in isolation.

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Habits of Mind (Art Costa)

Habits of Mind are the characteristics of what intelligent people do when they are confronted with problems, the resolutions to which are not immediately apparent. A Habit of Mind is a pattern of intellectual behaviours that leads to productive actions. It is a composite of many skills, attitudes, cues and past experiences. Art Costa identifies 16 dispositions including persistence, striving for accuracy and finding humour.

Click on the image for an overview of the Habits of Mind

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Click HERE to download a list of reading books linked to each Habit of Mind.

 

Six Thinking Hats (Edward deBono)

De Bono has developed several different techniques for developing creative thinking including most recently his 6 Hats Thinking model representing; optimism/positives, information and data gathering, critique/judgement and creative alternatives.

Click HERE for an overview of the 6 Thinking Hats

 Take a look at these free 6 Thinking Hat guided reading worksheets for best selling children’s books. Put together by Peter Fogarty, a specialist in English, this link offers a new reading experience using well-known books including Julia Donaldson’s Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo. 6 Thinking Hat Resources for Reading