History[ edit ] The earliest documentation of critical thinking are the teachings of Socrates recorded by Plato. Socrates established the fact that one cannot depend upon those in "authority" to have sound knowledge and insight. He demonstrated that persons may have power and high position and yet be deeply confused and irrational.
You can use the study guide before or after you have read the book, or as you finish each chapter. The study questions provided are not meant to cover all aspects of the book, but, rather, to address specific ideas that might warrant further reflection.
Many of the questions contained in this study guide are ones you can think about on your own or in a small group, but you might consider facilitating a larger group with others who have read or are reading How to Teach So Students Remember, 2nd Edition.
Introduction It is suggested in the Introduction that each of us follows the same process when learning and mastering something new. Review these stages and identify something you learned in this way. Share your experience with your colleagues.
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Which of these do you find most intriguing? Can you see where applying this information will benefit your students?
Reach and Teach Discuss the attention and motivation strategies that you use. What works best for your grade level or content area? Using emotion in the classroom may be more difficult in some content areas. Where would it be the easiest?
Brainstorm ideas for adding emotion in your content area s. As educators we are all familiar with Maslow's hierarchy of needs. How do you feel about Matthew Lieberman's thoughts about a hierarchy with social needs represented first instead of physical needs?
How would you adapt this idea to your classroom? There is a strong research base for using advance organizers. Share examples of these with your colleagues. Consider the common ground you have with your students.
Brainstorm areas that could be used to reach students in relation to your content area. In your own words, explain to a colleague the importance of Step 1.
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Reflect We are often asked to reflect at the end of a lesson or unit. This is important, however, the reflection step in this chapter comes after the introduction of a lesson or concept. Do you currently give your students this opportunity to make connections with prior knowledge?
Can you see a difference in the retention of information when you allow your students to reflect? What habits of reflection do you incorporate into your teaching? Questioning is one way to get students to think about their thinking. Make a list of essential questions for this chapter. There are several types of wait time mentioned in this chapter.
Which do you use?
Model for your students how you reflect as you read. Choose a difficult selection and read and reflect aloud as you encounter difficulty with meaning or as you are making connections.The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training. As robots, automation and artificial intelligence perform more tasks and there is massive disruption of jobs, experts say a wider array of education and skills-building programs will be created to meet new demands.
[Looking for a small group Guided Reading structure that’s easy to use AND accelerates students’ achievement? You’re in the right place! Stay tuned to a free lesson plan and insights to help you Do Less. And Accomplish More!]. Reading comprehension is the ability to process text, understand its meaning, and to integrate with what the reader already knows.
Fundamental skills required in efficient reading comprehension are knowing meaning of words, ability to understand meaning of a word from discourse context, ability to follow organization of passage and to identify antecedents and references in it, ability to draw. Dartmouth Writing Program support materials - including development of argument.
Fundamentals of Critical Reading and Effective Writing. Mind Mirror Projects: A Tool for Integrating Critical Thinking into the English Language Classroom (), by Tully, in English Teaching Forum, State Department, Number 1 Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum Project, Metropolitan Community College.
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