Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking: More Than ‘Higher-Order’ Cognition

Promoting STEM Critical Thinking Using Post-it® Super Sticky Notes

Promoting STEM Critical Thinking Using Post-it® Super Sticky Notes by TeachThought Staff We were recently contacted by Post-it® Brand to see if we could help teachers understand how Post-it Products could be used to promote critical thinking. The result is the strategy below. Recently we talked about how teaching and learning in the STEM (Science, Technology, […]

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30 Universal Strategies For Learning

30 Universal Strategies For Learning by Terry Heick As teachers, we’re all trying to better understand how people learn–not now they’re taught in terms of teaching strategies, but more so learning strategies–only not really strategies. Learning actions, or cognitive actions. Strategies for learning. Self-directed and social learning will undoubtedly be at the core of any […]

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Spatial Thinking & Critical Analysis: Teaching With Portal 2

Spatial Thinking & Critical Analysis: Teaching With Portal 2 by Michael Catelli Educators know that students need hands on, engaging activities to help enhance their learning and the right video games are the best way offer this opportunity. When I played Portal 2 a few years ago I found the game thought provoking and fun, […]

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A Guide To Questioning In The Classroom

A Guide to Questioning in the Classroom by TeachThought Staff This post was promoted by Noet Scholarly Tools who are offering TeachThought readers 20% off their entire order at Noet.com with coupon code TEACHTHOUGHT (enter the coupon code after you’ve signed in)! Get started with their Harvard Fiction Classics or introductory packages on Greek and […]

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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

The Question Game by Sophie Wrobel, geist.avesophos.de The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart questions on their own A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. Our school system is structured around rewards for regurgitating the right answer, […]

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How Google Impacts The Way Students Think

How Google Impacts The Way Students Think by Terry Heick It’s always revealing to watch learners research. When trying to understand complex questions often as part of multi-step projects, they often simply “Google it.” Why do people migrate? Google it. Where does inspiration come from? Google it. How do different cultures view humanity differently? Google […]

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Chasing The Definition Of An Academic Argument

Chasing The Definition Of An Academic Argument by Grant Wiggins The Common Core Standards make crystal clear that college and professional workplace readiness demand student ability to read and write arguments. Indeed, while identifying the three genres of writing in the Anchor Standards, Appendix A stresses the priority of argument: While all three text types are […]

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