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Assessing one's own thoughts, actions or work.
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A simple but powerful method enabling students to put their notes to many kinds of instructional use. (Described in 'Getting Students who Take Excellent Notes'.)
Structuring reflection into class is critical to our educational mission. One teacher shares what that looks like in his classroom.
Calling attention to good thinking as it is happening can support students' growth into their own new perspectives.
In the conversation of knowledge-creation, students must be prompted to ready themselves for constructive participation.
Commenting upon students' writing is important, and this teacher has found a way to enrich those written conversations by making them self-referential.
Insist upon critical thinking by probing deeper into a student's responses. This video shows one teacher helping her students learn this powerful engagement strategy to become counselors.
Among the simplest and most popular ways to activate any classroom. In as little as two minutes, students get time to reflect, compare thoughts with their peers, then give you feedback as a class.
Critical thinking journals are a powerful way to stimulate student reflection and integration of course content into students' daily lives.