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A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking Skills for Educators

A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking Skills for Educators
Critical thinking skills are what we want our students to develop. Without these skills we can not guarantee a sound and effective education that will enable our kids to seamlessly blend in tomorrow 's job market. Therefore, it is our responsibility as teachers and educators to fully understand the components of this set of skills in order to better focus on them in our instruction. Enokson has created for us a kind of road map containing all the major critical thinking skills we need to know about. He put these skills into an image that you can download from Flicker. I have, however, took his image and turned it into an infographic-like embeddable HTML code to use on your website or blog. [Source: Enokson] Use this code to embed the infographic above in your website.

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Difference Differently Welcome to Difference Differently ! Australia is full of people with different cultures, races and beliefs. This site allows you to explore the wonders and challenges of living with diversity. It includes online activities for primary and secondary students related to English, History, Geography and Civics and Citizenship. You can work through these with your teacher or explore them yourself. edutopia Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Nancy Frey, a Professor of Literacy in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a credentialed special educator, reading specialist, and administrator. Questions are a common way for teachers to check for understanding, right? The answer we’re looking for is "yes." Who hasn't questioned a group of students to determine whether or not they understood the content?

Teaching Interviewing Skills Through Story Games Email this page to a friend Teaching Interviewing Skills Through Story Games by Doug Lipman Table of Contents Overcoming Obstacles to Critical Thinking The ability to think critically is one skill separating innovators from followers. It combats the power of advertisers, unmasks the unscrupulous and pretentious, and exposes unsupported arguments. Students enjoy learning the skill because they immediately see how it gives them more control. Yet critical thinking is simple: It is merely the ability to understand why things are they way they are and to understand the potential consequences of actions. Devastating Consequences, Tremendous Opportunities kidcyber WebQuest: Dewey Decimal System — kidcyber The Dewey Decimal System is used to organise resources in most school libraries/resource centres. Each subject is given a number and the books and other items are arranged on the shelves in number order, according to their topic/subject. Do you know which numbers are given to different topics?Do you know who invented the system? This kidcyber WebQuest will help you answer these questions and help you to understand how the Dewey system works, so that you can more easily find items in your library.

3 Simple Strategies to Develop Students’ Critical Thinking – Education to Save the World This week we’ve focused on critical thinking using the model developed by the Foundation for Critical Thinking. By now you’re probably excited about the incredible potential that these tools hold…and a little overwhelmed. Where to start? Simple. 1) TELL students that you want them to work on their thinking. You might start this way:

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