The Mockingbird Methodology Makes Learning Visible.
Visible learning is making the process of learning clear and seen. Visible teaching is making the learning experience transparent and explicit. It is helping students understand WHAT they are learning, WHY they are learning it, HOW they will learn it, and WHAT IT MEANS to have learned.
Visible learning is a cognitive process where students learn to manage their own thinking and learning processes.
The Mockingbird Methodology teaches educators explicit cognitive tools to aid this process.
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Visible learning language is using words, phrases, and vocabulary during the learning experience that makes the LEARNING PROCESS clear and seen.
Educators diminish barriers and accelerate trust development by habitually using Visible Language to frame the learning experience. Examples of activities that benefit from framing include: learning activities, content, directions, establishing classroom norms, and managing classroom behaviors.
Law of Imagery and Universal Language
Visuals are automatically processed-- images are universal. When we imprint a visual, we contextualize it, we personalize, we bring our own meaning to it. and while we may share a universal language of an image's general meaning, we add meaning by filtering through our experience.
The Mockingbird Methodology contains a collection of Visible Learning strategies that help learners with the PROCESS of learning. These strategies are embedded throughout Mockingbird curriculum.
The following guide contains an overview of directions for each of the strategies.
- VCQ Active Reading Strategy
- EAR Active Listening Strategy
- QAR Question and Response Strategy
- TRY Goal Strategy
- ON THE WAY TO WORK Problem-Solving Strategy
- EAT Tiered Language Strategy
- SODA Language Strategy
- ACES Learning Zone Strategy
- RIDDLE Word Problem Strategy
- FOCUS Debrief Strategy
- GAME Editing Strategy
- EVALUATING Quality of Writing
- SUPPORT Your Arguments Strategy
- PRACTICE Math Talk Strategy
- THINKING Tiers Strategy