Critical Thinking and Cultures of Thinking

If you’re involved in trying to promote critical thinking by and with your students, you might want to explore Ron Ritchhart’s work in Making Thinking Visible and Cultures of Thinking. I’ve been playing around with some of his MTV exercises and they seem pretty workable – half of it seems to be training myself to ask questions of the kids in slightly different ways. I’m just beginning to look into the COT stuff, but it seems interesting as well.

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