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.

"Honey, when you grow up I want you to be assertive, independent and strong-willed. But while you’re a kid I want you to be passive, pliable and obedient."

And so it is in school
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
Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking It's all about the questions. 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