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Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin. Insight. Insight is a new five-level English course for secondary students.

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Made to Stick. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die is a book by brothers Chip and Dan Heath published by Random House on January 2, 2007.[1] The book continues the idea of "stickiness" popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in The Tipping Point, seeking to explain what makes an idea or concept memorable or interesting.

Made to Stick

A similar style to Gladwell's is used, with a number of stories and case studies followed by principles. The stories range from urban legends, such as the "Kidney Heist" in the introduction; to business stories, as with the story of Southwest Airlines, "the low price airline"; to inspirational, personal stories such as that of Floyd Lee, a passionate mess hall manager.

Each chapter includes a section entitled "Clinic", in which the principles of the chapter are applied to a specific case study or idea to demonstrate the principle's application. Overview[edit] Thinking, Fast and Slow. Thinking, Fast and Slow is a best-selling[1] 2011 book by Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics winner Daniel Kahneman which summarizes research that he conducted over decades, often in collaboration with Amos Tversky.[2][3] It covers all three phases of his career: his early days working on cognitive biases, his work on prospect theory, and his later work on happiness.

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Conjunction fallacy. I am particularly fond of this example [the Linda problem] because I know that the [conjoint] statement is least probable, yet a little homunculus in my head continues to jump up and down, shouting at me—“but she can’t just be a bank teller; read the description.”

Conjunction fallacy

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IN MEMORIAM | September 19th 2008 The world of letters has lost a giant. We have felt nourished by the mournful graspings of sites dedicated to his memory ("He was my favourite" ~ Zadie Smith), and we grieve for the books we will never see. THE MARVELS AND THE FLAWS OF INTUITIVE THINKING: Edge Master Class 2011. We ended up studying something that we call "heuristics and biases".

THE MARVELS AND THE FLAWS OF INTUITIVE THINKING: Edge Master Class 2011

Those were shortcuts, and each shortcut was identified by the biases with which it came. The biases had two functions in that story. High School Teachers. NOW INCLUDES THE ASPIRING THINKER'S GUIDE The High School Teacher Bundle includes instructional design materials that can be adapted for high school students.

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It also includes a book designed to help the teacher begin to internalize the foundations of critical thinking. It is designed for use along with the Junior High/High School Teacher Thinker’s Guide Set. • 404B: Critical Thinking Handbook: High School • 200S: Laminated Card Set: Critical Thinking for Education (set of 6) • 104B: Learn the Tools the Best Thinkers Use - Concise Edition • 554M: The Aspiring Thinker's Guide. Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking. Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program.

Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. Click on any title link below to view or download that file. Resources On This Page: Lesson Plans & Rubrics. Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking. Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical-thinking skills in your students.

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond. 1. Questions, questions, questions. How KIPP Teachers Learn to Teach Critical Thinking. Kellan McNulty: Prior to coming to Kipp, I tried to do a fishbowl discussion and it failed.

How KIPP Teachers Learn to Teach Critical Thinking

And I had the kind of vague idea of how to do it, but I didn't have the specific tools. When I got to Kipp last year, we had a really good professional development on Socratic seminars that really showed me kind of the little tricks that made it work. My name is Kellan McNulty and I teach tenth grade AP world history and eleventh grade AP US history at Kipp King Collegiate. Three Steps to Critical Thinking. Edward Charles Francis Publius de Bono is a bona fide genius. The author, inventor, Rhodes scholar and Nobel prize-nominated economist graduated from college at age 15.

In the field of education and business, he is famous for originating the term lateral thinking. In his spare time, he also wrote Six Thinking Hats and several other books on creativity. Problem Solving. Problem-solving is an art and it can be learned. Below is Edward De Bono’s useful five-step process for problem-solving. There are however different types of problem and they require different thinking styles in order to crack them. Here are some problems to give you a bit of practice. 50_Brain_Teasers_and_Lateral_Thinking_Puzzles.