How Can You Put Thinking in the Center of Your Teaching?
- Teach questions not answers
- Start with a prompt and help the students unpack it
- Provide the students tools for entering conversations (sentence starters and
- Model your expectations
- Encourage constructive controversy
- Choose content students will invest in
- Set up Socratic discussions
- Assess your student’s thinking through different methods
- Let students evaluate each other
- Step back
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- Here you can find a couple of resources and helpful information on the topic of teaching thinking in school.
- Here you can find some scientific papers about teaching thinking in different contexts from Robert Fischer, who was awarded a PhD for research into Philosophy for Children from Brunel University where he is a Professor of Education.
- Here you can find some lesson plans from various subjects that have different thinking skills such as comparing & contrasting, decision making, problem solving and reasoning & concluding in the center of their attention.