Let's Get Our Students Thinking Critically

By on March 20, 2012

We have a new resource for teaching critical thinking! You will find a number of strategies you can use to engage students in higher level thinking. Here are some ways to use this new section.

The Structured "Pair-Share" can be used to teach students a routine for partner work. Our process holds all students accountable. This is a great strategy to use when developing routines in the classroom, when wanting to engage more students in the learning, or when working with a class that has trouble working in pairs. Try our Structured "Pair-Share"  and let us know what you think.

Our Critical Questioning techniques can be used to get more students thinking about the questions we ask. Too often, only a few students think about and respond to our questions. Let's get them all thinking about and responding to our critical questions. Try our Critical Questioning strategy and see the difference. And if you want creative ways to call on volunteers, take a look at our Critical Responding strategies. We're sure you will have fun with these new ways to call on students.

Let's get our students thinking at higher levels as often as possible. Check out ourCritical Thinking section to learn how.

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