BrainWise Checklists Improve Thinking Skills

Posted On: March 17, 2011

Why Use Checklists?

We can use checklists to make sure that that we apply knowledge consistently and correctly to make decisions.Atul Gawarnde’s (2010) book, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Done Right, discusses how checklists help pilots and surgeons avoid errors.No surprise to those who use them!!

Checklists have been included with BrainWise materials since 1997.The 10 Wise Ways provide a simple and effective way to think critically about problems.But if these thinking skills aren’t used, our Lizard Brain reactions propel our actions.Make it a habit to go over problems using a checklist of the 10 Wise Ways.This tool is a simple, effective, and valuable way to make sure program users practice using all 10 Wise Ways.Try it and see!

BrainWise checklists.

Checklist 1: Analyzing a Problem from an Individual’s Perspective

Checklist 2: Analyzing a Problem from Someone Else’s Perspective

Checklist 3: Analyzing a Problem Simultaneously from Your Perspective and Someone Else’s

Location of Checklists: The checklists are on the green BrainWise Review Guide that is inside the pocket of every BrainWise curriculum. They also are in the BrainWise curriculum Worksheet Sections:

BrainWise for Grades K-5 pp. W-50 to W-52

BrainWise for Grades 6-12 pp. W-49 to W-51

BrainWise One- on-One pp. W-46 to W-48

How To Be BrainWise pp. 100-102

To learn more about checklists go to “The BrainWise Method” link on the left side of the page or click here:

http://brainwise-plc.org/method.htm

Please follow and like us:

10 Wise Ways: A Foundation to Stop and Think

Everyone Has Problems. The New York Times published a nationwide survey in 2022 that they conducted with 362 school counselors. Ninety-four per cent of the counselors said their students were showing more signs of anxiety and depression than they did before the pandemic, 88 per cent stated that their students were having trouble with emotional regulation, and 72 […]

Read More »

Teens Use Games to Reinforce BrainWise in Dr. Seuss Stories with Elementary School Students

Career Education Center (CEC) high school teacher Stacey Hervey’s students have been involved since 2015 in community service projects with Denver Mile High Rotary as BrainWise teen mentors. (See issues #67, 41, 38 and 27.) This issue features Stacey’s students Jackie Reyes, Aa’ Janais Gaines, and Rachel Lopez and the exciting reinforcement tool they developed using Kahoots and Jeopardy (Issue 71). They created lessons that asked third […]

Read More »

BrainWise Live it! Reinforcing the 10 Wise Ways

I am new to our agency and want to teach BrainWise with fidelity. I run a weekly, one-hour, group session for eight weeks. How can I help participants effectively use the 10 Wise Ways?   This is a frequent request. BrainWise concepts may be easy to remember, but research found that more than 20 hours of practice are needed for the development […]

Read More »
error

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)