Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking: More Than ‘Higher-Order’ Cognition

The Warning Signs Of Teacher Burnout

What Are The Warning Signs Of Teacher Burnout? by Michelle Manno Teacher burnout, and the resulting attrition (turnover) rate, is one of the largest issues facing the teaching profession today. NPR Education reports that roughly half a million teachers leave the profession each year. While turnover is expected in any profession, a 2004 study shows […]

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Ep. 26 Weaving Creativity Into Your Curriculum

Ep. 26 Weaving Creativity Into Your Curriculum With Cyndi Burnett by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development This is episode 26 of the TeachThought Podcast! Drew Perkins talks with Assistant Professor, Author and TeachThought Creativity Workshop Facilitator Cyndi Burnett about her book Weaving Creativity Into Every Strand of Your Curriculum. Interested in bringing Cyndi to your school for […]

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25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning

25 Critical Thinking Apps For Extended Student Learning by TeachThought Staff Critical thinking apps aren’t the sweet spot of mobile app design. Most of the more popular apps are focused on social media, productivity, or what always seem to be mindless games (we’re looking at you Kim Kardashian and Candy Crush). The fact that most […]

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12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom

12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom by Paul Moss To remedy the situation, and grow fruitful and happy students within the confines of the syllabus you are bound to, start to fix the problem yourself by creating an atmosphere of problem-solving in your classes. Create situations where students have to […]

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Creating Students That Solve Problems

Creating Students That Solve Problems by Paul Moss Ed note: This is part 1 in a 2-part series on teaching students to think for themselves. Tomorrow, we’ll provide 12 strategies to address the ideas below. The next time you are in a lesson, ask yourself how many questions you are asked that don’t really need to […]

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60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves

60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves by Terry Heick Motivating and engaging students is the goal of most teachers–priming them to receive instruction, or otherwise align themselves to a pre-set process you’ve sketched out that you hope will yield a learning goal you selected beforehand. But I’ve also been thinking recently of how learning […]

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Using Post-it® Super Sticky Notes To Promote Critical Thinking

Using Post-it® Super Sticky Notes To Promote Critical Thinking by TeachThought Staff How can Post-it® Super Sticky Notes be used to promote critical thinking in the STEM high school classroom? Quite effectively, it turns out–especially if you’re familiar with Concept Attainment as a teaching and learning strategy. The Post-it® Brand recently conducted a Back-to-School STEM […]

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