The ThinkEd Project will introduce a 4th “R” into an academic roster comprised of Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and Reasoning. ThinkEd will coordinate the construction of a universally-accessible K-12, teacher and juvenile justice system curriculum for critical thinking, executive functioning, social communication, and self-regulation. It won’t tell students what to think; it will teach the art, science and process for HOW to think, how to listen, understand, consider, then respond. Building on the current best practice, programs and research, the curriculum will be developed to be socially, economically, culturally, technologically and academically accessible. It will be made available – at no cost – to schools all over the world.
The gap between science and educational implementation can be measured in decades and half centuries. At ThinkEd, we don’t want to wait that long for all students (and the world) to benefit from what we have long suspected and now know about the combination of academics, metacognition, social and emotional learning.
Visit ThinkEdProject.org for more information and to see our expanding team of local and national education, curriculum development, policy, justice, labor and therapeutic experts that includes: Ross Greene, Lives in the Balance; Sarah Ward, Cognitive Connections; Mindy Kornhaber, Penn State and Project Zero (Harvard Graduate School of Education); Scott McLeod, MGH Aspire; John Tirman, MIT Center for International Studies; Walter Kamiat, Associate General Counsel SEIU (ret), former clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall; Lyndia Downie, Boston’s Pine Street Inn; Jorge Armesto, Latino Psychological Institute; and Karin Martin, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.