Critical Thinking

Want To Make A Difficult Conversation Productive? Use A Protocol – – Education Article

Want To Make A Difficult Conversation Productive? Use A Protocol contributed by Michele Mattoon, NSRF Director *Join Michele and Director of TeachThought PD, Drew Perkins, for this summer’s Grow 19 pre-conference day, July 16th. Each year, I train scores of educators and professionals to become Critical Friends Group© Coaches, and sometimes I lead shorter workshops around the proper use of protocols, our term for structured conversation tools. As I take people through their first protocol experience, I watch how they…

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44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom’s Taxonomy – Education Article

44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom’s Taxonomy contributed by Peter Pappas My interest in reflective thinking is rooted in a simple but powerful statement by Donald Finkel who wrote that teaching should be thought of as “providing experience, provoking reflection.” (Teaching with Your Mouth Shut) Most school mission statements include a reference to “fostering life-long learners.” Nonetheless, if you walk through some schools you will see adults telling students what’s worth knowing and then evaluating the students on their…

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