But we know that we have to start closing the distance–because no one else is going to.
curriculum and thereby requires teachers to elevate their students’ mental workflow beyond just memorization—which is a really good step forward.
It’s pretty astonishing that nearly all of our assessments are written.
In the real world, isn’t it far more likely that a student will have to explain a concept orally than in writing?
Here are some teaching strategies that may prove immediately effective: Traditionally, elementary teachers prepare templates for art projects before they give it to their students.
By doing so, it levels the creative playing field and can, in some ways, help the classroom run more smoothly if every child’s snowflake looks the same.
“To the extent that teachers foster the development of thinking abilities through their practices, students will begin to develop these abilities.
To the extent that teachers fail to foster critical thinking, students will fail to develop these abilities.
If there’s a limit or a condition to an argument, say so.
The grey area is just as important a part of critical thinking as anything else.