Stage 3: Critical Thinking

The only critical thinking assignment you’ll ever need!

Wondering how you can get kids to build critical thinking skills, but not sure how to do it? I have one simple answer for you: Op-Eds! Critical thinking is the process by which we analyze and evaluate our own and others' ideas. It involves breaking our thinking up into its component parts -- concepts, information,… Continue reading The only critical thinking assignment you’ll ever need!

Stage 5: Students as World Changers

Students Speak: How America Should Celebrate Columbus Day

This morning we hear from David S. Baker, student at the Academy of the Pacific Rim in Boston, Massachusetts, about his vision for a more just world. David's op-ed is an inspiring example of critical thinking, an interdisciplinary approach to learning, and the power of unleashing student voices. We hope that some of our readers will share… Continue reading Students Speak: How America Should Celebrate Columbus Day