How to teach higher-order thinking skills for student engagement and achievement:
- Receive guidance on teaching higher-order thinking skills according to any given standard, including state standards and content-area standards.
- Learn how to weave thinking skills and technology into your existing teaching strategies and lesson plans.
- Understand how to adapt lessons for various grade levels and subjects.
- Gain questions to reflect on after lessons, to ensure that students learn at the highest levels and grow their problem solving and innovative thinking.
- Attain tools and reproducibles to facilitate learning and understanding of teaching critical thinking and other 21st century skills.
Table of Contents
About the Authors
Student Proficiency 1: Critical Thinking
Chapter 1: Analyze
Chapter 2: Evaluate
Chapter 3: Problem Solve
Student Proficiency 2: Creative Thinking
Chapter 4: Generate
Chapter 5: Associate
Chapter 6: Hypothesize
Student Proficiency 3: Complex Thinking
Chapter 7: Clarify
Chapter 8: Interpret
Chapter 9: Determine
Student Proficiency 4: Comprehensive Thinking
Chapter 10: Understand
Chapter 11: Infer
Chapter 12: Compare and Contrast
Student Proficiency 5: Collaborative Thinking
Chapter 13: Explain
Chapter 14: Develop
Chapter 15: Decide
Student Proficiency 6: Communicative Thinking
Chapter 16: Reason
Chapter 17: Connect
Chapter 18: Represent
Student Proficiency 7: Cognitive Transfer
Chapter 19: Synthesize
Chapter 20: Generalize
Chapter 21: Apply
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|Publisher:||Solution Tree Press|
|Edition description:||2nd ed.|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
What People are Saying About This
"Many teachers today ask the questions, 'What does teaching thinking skills really mean, and how do I do teach them?' How to Teach Thinking Skills, Second Edition not only answers both questions for educators of any content and grade level in a way that is clear, digestible, and practical, but also teaches how to infuse technology to support and enhance the development of thinking skills. As director of curriculum for a K–12 public school district, I have seen firsthand how the teachings of Bellanca, Fogarty, and Pete lead to major improvements in curriculum and instruction, and increases in student achievement. How to Teach Thinking Skills is essential and instrumental to any teacher hoping to teach more than content. This book is seminal to the development of 21st century learners as independent and adaptive thinkers in a rapidly changing, ever-evolving digital world."
Richard Cohen, principal, assistant superintendent, and director of curriculum, Metuchen School District, New Jersey
"How to Teach Thinking Skills is a step-by-step approach to not only the teaching of thinking skills but implementing them as well. The book is full of examples at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. ... Thought-provoking reflective questions, included throughout, are perfect for conversations and the generation of ideas within collaborative teams or for individual educators. Teachers will appreciate the clear, consistent organization and focus of this book."
Eileen Depka, educational consultant and author