Literacy

Should We Teach Spelling?

<i>My word study involves challenging vocabulary from my student's self-selected books and Greek and Latin word study. I agree my students have poor</i> …

Grammar

A Survival Guide for the Era of Fake News

Last year I was invited to give a lecture on Critical Thinking to the US Navy. I opened my presentation with a story I’d read in <i>Reader’s Digest</i> …

Critical Thinking

Reading the world - promoting critical thinking

Picture books are often only considered appropriate for younger children, but there are vivid, thought-provoking and sophisticated picture books for …

Critical Thinking

4 Critical Thinking Skills to Save Your Career

It's true that automation could overtake many jobs in the future. To ensure you're not replaceable by a machine, you need strong critical thinking …

Critical Thinking

The Culture Litmus Test

I’m often asked, “How do I know if my building has a culture of literacy?” and, more importantly, “How do I build one?”<p>A lasting culture of literacy …

Trends

How PISA Can Keep Students from Being Duped by Fake News

In the past, when students gathered information for a report or term paper they usually read an entry in an encyclopedia or visited a few …

Education

TV Assignment Editor Workshop (Spring 2018)

For the second year, Poynter is offering training exclusively for TV assignment editors. And to make it easy to attend, we are offering the training …

Critical Thinking

Tech savvy teaching of critical thinking

Share selection to:<p>Every day, we face complex issues about which we must weigh evidence and come to conclusions. These issues involve many arguments …

Critical Thinking

A Look Back: I Knew Encouraging Oral Reading Fluency Was Important, But I Didn’t Realize It Was This Important….

<b>Over the next few days, I’ll be taking a break now-and-then from blogging to both take some R & R and to finish-up some more extended writing</b> …

Building Critical Thinking Skills at Work

Critical thinking is a vital soft skill for an organization's success. Try following this six-step problem-solving process with your team to build …

Critical Thinking

What is it like to read with dyslexia? Website shows reality of condition

You can never truly understand the struggles of others until you have walked a mile in their shoes – as the saying goes.<p>One website aims to put you …

ADHD

Kids Use Innovative Thinking With New STEM Program

The "breakout boxes" engage kids and help them to use problem solving skills and critical thinking, the district says.<p>RIVERHEAD, NY — Learning is fun …

Hartford

How beginners can learn to read music more efficiently

Many music students find it difficult to learn to play an instrument, and struggle with music reading. Even after long practice, few children are …

Teaching

KQED

Michelle Joyce doesn’t shy away from politicized science topics such as climate change. In fact, she works to equip seniors at Palmetto Ridge High …

Research

Cross-Curricular Critical Thinking Is Integral to STEM Success

Whether you’re teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), STEAM (STEM with art) or STREAM (STEAM with reading), the <b>proof of success</b> …

Critical Thinking

Want to Win an Argument? Artificial Intelligence Can Help

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>The ability to argue, to express our reasoning to others, is one …

Critical Thinking

How AI can make us better at arguing

The ability to argue, to express our reasoning to others, is one of the defining features of what it is to be human.<p>Argument and debate form the …

Critical Thinking

The world urgently needs critical thinking, not gut feeling

IN A classic episode of <i>The Simpsons</i>, Marge and Homer’s night out at a class reunion ends in humiliation when one of Homer’s guilty secrets is …

Critical Thinking

Critical digital literacy: ten key readings for our distrustful media age

<i>Misinformation and distrust are the characteristic of our time. They make the question of how to approach and promote critical digital literacy</i> …

UK Universities

With Daily Practice Shift Happens

The Universe is not a linear event that can be studied, and proven out, through logic, or double blind studies. It’s both a hologram within countless …

Positive Thinking

Why Reading Feels Different Now: Literacy Strategies for Today’s Readers

<i>Hear more from Dr. Monica Burns and other innovative analysts, thought leaders, and educators at the 2018 Future of Education Technology Conference</i> …

A Summary Of The Teaching Of Reading To Infants

Because learning to read is imperative in today’s society there has been an enormous amount of research undertaken.<p>The theories of reading are …

Psychology

Alan Jacobs: why we need more critical thinking

Next time you have a strong reaction to someone else's opinion, take five minutes before going into refutation mode, says Alan Jacobs, author of How …

Critical Thinking

Book review | Critical Thinking, by Tom Chatfield

This generation of school-age students is bombarded with an overabundance of information. Social media, the decline in trust of print media, and the …

Critical Thinking

The Science of Why We Deny Science and Reality - Chris Mooney

<b>Chris Mooney:</b> It’s great to be with you to dis­cuss the sci­ence of why we deny sci­ence and real­i­ty. In oth­er words what is it about our brains …

Frank Zappa

How do you teach critical thinking when the norm is not to question?

By Loren Clarke, Esther CareAustralia’s response to the need to develop students’ 21st century skills is found in the Australian Curriculum’s general …

Critical Thinking

How real human design can help overcome fake news

Fake news has seeped into every part of our lives. It’s everywhere.<p>Increasingly, we the audience struggle to tell the difference between what’s real …

Creative Commons

Exploring New Ways of Reading Comics

When I read, I am device-agnostic—I’m just as likely to read on my phone, tablet, or laptop as a physical comic book.I’ve often wondered about how …

Comics

Memes and visuals come to the fore

If 2017 ushered in a growing awareness and conversation in the Western world about the impact of misinformation, disinformation, and media manipulation, 2018 is the year we start taking memetic misinformation and disinformation seriously.<p>As Nausicaa Renner wrote early in 2017, “The fake news …

Media Industry

Here’s how AI can make you better at winning arguments

The ability to argue, to express our reasoning to others, is one of the defining features of what it is to be human.<p>Argument and debate form the …

Critical Thinking