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Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 17: The Greek Way, Chapter 6, Questions 1 & 2

Frank Breslin | Posted 12.15.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

1. What is Plato's view of Socrates? A more important question would be: Was Plato telling the truth about Socrates? Not the Socrates of legend as ...

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 9: Teaching How to Think, Not What to Think

Frank Breslin | Posted 08.16.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Getting Used to Thinking for Oneself Over the decades, students were surprised that they were being taught how to think, not what to think. No theory...

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 8: Keeping In Touch with Your Inner Teenager

Frank Breslin | Posted 08.05.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Seeing Your Course through Students' Eyes Remember when you were young with your whole life before you; when everything was possible and nothing wa...

Why Public Schools Don't Teach Critical Thinking -- Part 1

Frank Breslin | Posted 08.07.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

While ensuring students' physical safety is a school's first order of priority, the school should be no less vigilant in safeguarding them from propaganda that will assail them for the rest of their lives.

How to Read and Understand a Scientific Paper: A Step-by-Step Guide for Non-Scientists

Jennifer Raff | Posted 08.18.2014 | Science
Jennifer Raff

To form a truly educated opinion on a scientific subject, you need to become familiar with current research in that field. And to be able to distinguish between good and bad interpretations of research, you have to be willing and able to read the primary research literature for yourself.

The Instructor's Side of the Reading Covenant

Matthew McCluskey | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Matthew McCluskey

When we make sound pedagogical choices on reading, we can dramatically enhance students' abilities to work with all kinds of challenging texts. When we struggle, classrooms can become frustrating, unchallenging, or disorienting places.