contains a brief introduction and three segments, each approximately five minutes long: "Standards of Thinking" explains such guidelines as "Be clear" and "Be logical." "The Parts of Thinking" includes components such as questions and assumptions.
"Intellectual Virtues" discusses such qualities as integrity and perseverance.
In this charming story, a boy tries to figure out how an origami crane is made – he analyzes, questions and develops a plan!
What a perfect story for introducing critical thinking!
From a young age, children are capable of learning some of the foundational critical thinking concepts and skills.
Though they are largely egocentric, children can nevertheless begin to think about how their behavior affects other people.
In the spirit of "Fairminded Fran," I must say that I think the information provided in these materials is worthwhile, well organized, and visually appealing.
Training our minds toward intellectual rigor is a worthwhile endeavor.
She teaches 4th and 5th grades and will probably have 5th grade next year.
She has already prepared posters with all elements, standards and character traits.