Creative thinking is the creation or generation of ideas, processes, experiences or objects. Critical thinking is concerned with their evaluation. Thinking activities need to be planned and scaffolded.
The book, by Robert Marzano, Debra J Pickering, Jane Pollock, describes research-based strategies for increasing student achievement ISBN:0871205041 This guide from ASCD provides some questions that will help guide you through the chapters of the book: An ASCD Study Guide for Classroom Instruction that Works This site identifies and provides technology resources which can be used to support the nine instructional strategies:
Use Bingo Maker to write vocabulary words, ideas, and/or concepts that you would like your students to know and understand.
Multiple Intelligence Inventory ( MI-Inventory Project Page ) ( Read about eight styles of learning ) (Try the Sternberg-Wagner Thinking Styles Inventory ) (Try the Stencil Stacking task and learn about metacognition.)