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Teaching Children How to Think Instead of What to Think

Teaching Children How to Think Instead of What to Think | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
Right now our education system is doing more to indoctrinate our children than to educate them. In fact, that has…

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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Wheel - Interactive


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Useful tool to quickly overview the various parts of Bloom's Taxonomy and then "click" to specific information and examples

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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
This article from Greater Good was written by Louis Cozolino, PhD. It features a list of 9 different brain characteristics that teachers must know about.
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Creativity and Orbiting the Giant Hairball of School - User Generated Education

Creativity and Orbiting the Giant Hairball of School  - User Generated Education | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it

"Our creative genius is the fountainhead of originality. It fires our compulsion to evolve. It inspires us to challenge norms. Creative genius is about flying to new heights on untested wings. It is about the danger of crashing. It is amorphous, magical, unmeasurable and unpredictable…But we need our genius to bail ourselves out of the messes we continually get ourselves into. So, individually, we must override the cartel, set aside our herd longing for security through sameness and seek the help of our natural genius. Yours and mine. Orbiting the Giant Hairball "

T"his post is a teaser for, a taste of a panel in which I am participating at The International Conference of Creativity, Thinking & Education in April, 2015 (please consider attending). The panel and this post focus on the idea of orbiting the giant hairball of education. Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordan MacKenzie is the inspiration for both the panel and this post. The theme revolves around how the systems of business and education often proclaim an affinity towards creativity of and by supervisors, employees, and stakeholders but in practice, actually stifle any actions that threaten the status quo."


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26 More Videos that Sparked Genius Hour Thinking, Collaboration, and Actions in Our Class

26 More Videos that Sparked Genius Hour Thinking, Collaboration, and Actions in Our Class | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it

"In my classroom over the last few years I’ve shown many Youtube videos to inspireresiliency, grit, hope, and discussion prior to guiding them in the creation of their inquiry questions about their passions and wonders during our weekly Genius Hour time.  This post is a follow up post to my post 23 Videos that Sparked Genius Hour Thinking, Collaboration, and Actions.  Many of those videos and the ones I am sharing now were shared with me through the wonderful connections I have made with educators learners on Twitter, Facebook, and at workshops.  I am continually inspired by the educators in my personal learning network.  Thank you to all of you who share your learning and inspirations daily.  You have helped me make sense of the ideas that are floating around in my head.  I am proud to say that students in my classes are constantly inspiring each other and their teacher.  Some of their work is shared on the list below."


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Most of the videos are very good. They inspired so I wonder what they could do for students? These videos could help start a chain reaction of goodness. 

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Critical Thinking: How A Child Can Start Thinki...

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What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Think...

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What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on E-Learning and Educational Reform curated by Melissa Tothero
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Critical Thinking or To Reason

Critical Thinking or To Reason | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is the mental process of analyzing or evaluating information
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What teachers need to know about Critical Think...

What teachers need to know about Critical Think... | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
When it comes to differentiating critical thinking from creative thinking, things get a little bit blurry as there is no consensus as to what really defines these processes.
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Vital problem-solving skills for students - Deccan Herald

Vital problem-solving skills for students - Deccan Herald | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
Pushing towards growth Students need more than just technical
education to survive today.
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Top 10 Ways to Encourage Creative Thinking

Top 10 Ways to Encourage Creative Thinking | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
Creative Thinking for Kids. I like that I can start using these suggestions today! My son loves #5!
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Interesting Critical Thinking Posters for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Interesting Critical Thinking Posters for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
RT @MacmillanMexico: Posters that promote critical thinking in your class- http://t.co/qaEIUQt4sK
#eltideas #lifeskills via @medkh9 http…
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Nurture creative thinking and new ideas - Cincinnati.com

Nurture creative thinking and new ideas - Cincinnati.com | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
How do you convert your company from a don'ter to a doer?
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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

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The Secret to Raising Smart Kids ~ Scientific American MIND

The Secret to Raising Smart Kids ~ Scientific American MIND | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it

by Carol Dweck

 

"Many people assume that superior intelligence or ability is a key to success. But more than three decades of research shows that an overemphasis on intellect or talent—and the implication that such traits are innate and fixed—leaves people vulnerable to failure, fearful of challenges and unmotivated to learn.

 

"Teaching people to have a “growth mind-set,” which encourages a focus on “process” rather than on intelligence or talent, produces high achievers in school and in life.

 

"Parents and teachers can engender a growth mind-set in children by praising them for their persistence or strategies (rather than for their intelligence), by telling success stories that emphasize hard work and love of learning, and by teaching them about the brain as a learning machine."

 

Jim Lerman's insight: Dweck's mindset get backed by a leading scientific journal.


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21st Century Skills

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21st Century Skills, by Gökhan Yücel: Where education innovation and entrepreneurship meet
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Creativity in Education Quotes - @jackiegerstein

23 quotes that support focusing on creativity in education.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
"Educational Tech and Mobile Learning: What Teachers Need to Know abt Critical Vs Creative Thinking" *MUST read http://t.co/tNPiABGZ6N
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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
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Best Learning Tools for Kids – Critical Thinking Skills and Problem Solving Skills | iGameMom

Best Learning Tools for Kids – Critical Thinking Skills and Problem Solving Skills | iGameMom | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
Best learning tools for kids to improve critical thinking and problem solving skills. All are fun and engaging for kids of all ages.
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9 Resources for Problem Solving and 21st Century Skills

9 Resources for Problem Solving and 21st Century Skills | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
It's Top-Pick List Friday! This week, we are featuring games, apps, and websites that teach students great problem solving skills. So many important school, life, and work skills can be taught through games and other engaging tools.
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10 creative questions to whack your thinking and solve your next challenge

10 creative questions to whack your thinking and solve your next challenge | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
One of the challenges we face when we're trying to solve problems is that we get stuck in a mental rut, using the same habitual mindset.
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Critical Thinking: How A Child Can Start Thinking Deeply

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Critical Thinking: How A Child Can Start Thinking Deeply
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How Your Daily Routine Is Ruining Your Creative Thinking

How Your Daily Routine Is Ruining Your Creative Thinking | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
Sticking to the same schedule may be hindering your brain's ability to build skills and knowledge.
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World Changing Ideas 2014

World Changing Ideas 2014 | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
10 problem-solving, planet-improving, lifesaving advances set to drive progress in the years ahead
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