Students learn the “Calling Captain Disposition” song and sing it regularly
Print the Captain Disposition posters and display in all classrooms
Use classroom smart boards as billboards to ‘advertise’ the dispositions
Promote ‘Disposition of the Week’ across the school community (school newsletter, assembly item etc)
Hold a school ‘flash mob’ when Captain Disposition himself will visit the school
English – Students look for the 7 dispositions in storybook/movie characters (rubric)
History – Students look for the 7 dispositions in historical characters (rubric)
Class teachers frequently model the dispositions by ‘thinking out loud’ and making their thinking attitudes ‘visible’ to their students
Assess dispositions by giving students written feedback using the rubrics
Get students to self-assess their “seven superpowers for learning” using rubrics
Select students to receive merit awards for displaying the dispositions
CCT Crunches work best when used as a pack of activity cards that students play with for 5 to 10 minutes each day. Print as A6 (postcard size) and keep each set in a clear plastic snap-lock bag. Make the set of cards easily accessible to students.
At first, students should work with one of the Crunches for a whole week (to get good at it). Once all the Crunches have been mastered then they can select a different one each day.
Remember to allocate 5 to 10 minutes of every school day for CCT Crunches. The research overwhelmingly supports the theory that daily thinking activities (such as those found in CCT Crunches) will boost creativity levels and improve critical thinking skills over time.
Get students into the habit of playing CCT Crunches during morning ‘crunch and sip’ times – or add one to weekly homework tasks. When stuck in the classroom on rainy days encourage students to play CCT Crunches instead of watching a movie.
To promote further awareness of the benefits of doing CCT Crunches daily teach the class how to sing the song “It’s Crunch Time!”.