Better teaching: Critical Thinking

"Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington

"Any school for free citizens must begin by teaching distrust, not trust. It must teach questioning, not acceptance of stock answers.” -- Brian Herbert.

Critical Thinking Why Is It So Hard to Teach? Link

Paper published in the American Federation of Teachers journal by Daniel T. Willingham. pdf format

Dr. Derek Cabrera - How Thinking Works Link YouTube. 16 mins
Stephen Jay Gould on Why Dot-Connecting Is the Key to Creativity Link From brainpickings.org

You’re 100 percent wrong about critical thinking

Link It’s often the old fashioned memorization of facts and rules that allows students to think critically about the knowledge they’ve gained, according to studies. From newsweek.com
Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking It's all about the questions. From edutopia.org
Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking Blogpost from edutopia.org
When Memorization Gets in the Way of Learning A teacher's quest to discourage his students from mindlessly reciting information. From theatlantic.com
Life after levels: who’ll create a mastery assessment system? Detailed blogpost from pragmaticreform.wordpress.com