Spotlight on Strategies: Compass Points
Compass Points, developed as a Visible Thinking Routine at Harvard’s Project Zero, is used to help students consider ideas and propositions from four different angles. Learning about a new topic can elicit a variety of feelings, from excitement to anxiety and anywhere in between. Exploring a topic from a variety of viewpoints can prevent personal reaction or quick judgment. This routine works best when differing opinions or dilemmas can be or have been presented.