Thinking Skills

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Critical and creative thinking, metacognition, Habits of Mind, creativity, fluency, flexibility, originality, curiosity exploratory, elaboration, innovation, reflection collaboration,

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KWL, better than the usual 3 columns.

Speak Think Understand - KWL Chart

This KWL chart can be used for any age of student that can read and write. I have used it as young as first grade, but also with college students. It is designed to get students thinking about how the things we know, want to know, and have learned are connected. Coming out of the mouth, you will fin...

One Sassy Teacher: 3 Brain-Based Strategies Every Teacher Should Use

3 Brain-Based Strategies Every Teacher Should Use

One Sassy Teacher: 3 Brain-Based Strategies Every Teacher Should Use

This would be good to display in the classroom to remind students how to problem solve using their critical thinking skills.

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This would be good to display in the classroom to remind students how to problem solve using their critical thinking skills.

Hands on activities to introduce cognitive flexibility.

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Hands on activities to introduce cognitive flexibility.

Depth and Complexity "Thinking Mats." Critical thinking tool for ALL subjects!

Depth and Complexity Critical Thinking Mats {For all subjects!}

Depth and Complexity "Thinking Mats." Critical thinking tool for ALL subjects!

Getting Started with Metacognition: Strategies for Thinking about what you're Thinking and Reading -- plus great book titles to practice on!

Getting Started with Metacognition

Y'all my office smells like something died. Seriously! It started about two weeks ago. I walked in and got hit with a pretty putrid smel...

10 games to improve executive functioning skills in kids and young adults!

Games to Improve Executive Functioning Skills

Kids and young adults need extensive practice in strengthening their executive functioning skills. Executive functions are the processes in our brains that help us accomplish all tasks from beginning to end. We use them when we plan our day, organize our materials, begin a chore, focus on important

10 Wordless Videos that Teach Problem Solving -- Speech paths are seemingly always on the hunt for materials to address problem solving - did you ever consider videos? I found 10 wordless videos that are fun and make kids think about how to fix the main characters' problems!

Why You Should Never Trust Spell Check

10 Wordless Videos that Teach Problem Solving -- Speech paths are seemingly always on the hunt for materials to address problem solving - did you ever consider videos? I found 10 wordless videos that are fun and make kids think about how to fix the main characters' problems!

It's Elementary!: Webb's Depth of Knowledge & DOK Posters FREEBIE!

Webb's Depth of Knowledge & DOK Posters FREEBIE!

Everybody is talking about RIGOR or asking, "What is rigor?" If you do any research on rigor, you will find that rigor does not mean difficulty. Instead rigor means the level of mental processing that must occur to answer a question, perform a task or generate a product. Two widely used measures of rigor are Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels. Both measures of rigor go from the simple to the complex. Karen Hess' Cognitive Rigor Matrix integrates these models as a strategy…

6 GREAT VIDEOS ON TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING

6 Great Videos on Teaching Critical Thinking

Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Learn how multiple intelligence theory and the research on growth mindset can empower students to take ownership of their learning!

Multiple Intelligence Theory and Growth Mindset

Learn how multiple intelligence theory and the research on growth mindset can empower students to take ownership of their learning!

This design thinking image explores how and why design thinking is important. If the photo is clicked on a video that goes through all the processes is available. Although it is an overwhelming image, it provides in depth ideas about how and why design thinking is important.

IDEO's Tim Brown Design Thinking Mindmap

When we look at the world differently we get to new ideas. Design thinking is the conversion of need into demand. Need into solution.

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?  | The Limbic Reward System lights up when curiosity is piqued.

What's Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child? | KQED

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help students better understand and retain information.

7 tips to recharge your creative thinking (and creativity)

7 Tips to Supercharge Your Creative Productivity

7 tips to recharge your creative thinking (and creativity)