Category Archives: Critical Thinking

Using Criteria Lists as a Marking Tool

I was asked for my preferred strategy when it comes to “marking” (although I prefer the term assessing) and I started talking about criteria lists.  This is mostly due to the fact that I’ve really moved my teaching into the … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking With Real Life Math

http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/2186149267/ Anyone who knows me know that I’m very much about critical thinking in all subject areas.  Many people tell me that it can’t be done in math because critical thinking is all about asking questions that have no real … Continue reading

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Giving Up Control In Your Classroom

(Day 6 and 7) I did something very different this week.  Besides letting my students CHOOSE what LA units of study they wished to complete this year, I let them plan the unit as well. They decided they wanted to … Continue reading

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The Power of a Question

I’ve been thinking a great deal lately about the types of questions I ask my students in class.  I’ve also been thinking about test questions vs. critical thinking questions.  And I’ve come to the conclusion that the only questions really … Continue reading

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