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Critical Thinking Skills

What We Can Learn From Uganda About Raising Science Literate Kids

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living

A quick scan of viral stories from around the internet reveals that readers are quick to believe garbage health claims, like cheese is as addictive as...

Everyone Should Be Required to See "Inside Out"

Mark Baer | Posted 07.11.2016 | Entertainment
Mark Baer

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.

Open Letter to Online Students

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Brandi Megan Granett

You may be wondering why I am constantly emailing or texting you when you miss an assignment. There are many reasons why I do this, and it isn't because I like to nag. But first, I want to clear something up.

Kindergarteners Know When You're Lying, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.10.2014 | Parents

Your kindergartener may not know that the tooth fairy isn't real or that cats -- sadly -- only have one life, but a new study shows that 5-year-olds a...

Was Rialto Unified School District's Holocaust Assignment Really About Critical Thinking?

Mark Baer | Posted 10.04.2014 | Education
Mark Baer

Although a great deal has been written about the "critical thinking" assignment given to eighth graders in the Rialto Unified School District on whether or not the Holocaust ever occurred, I feel compelled to provide my perspective.

College Prospects: Do Parents Complete a Viable Due Diligence?

Eugene Fram | Posted 06.13.2014 | College
Eugene Fram

My grandson is about to chose which college he will enter in the fall. Recently I attended a gathering of his college bound friends and their parents. I listened while everyone talked excitedly about their visits to various campuses.

College and University Students Have Opportunity to Expand Expertise

Eugene Fram | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Eugene Fram

Sustained student growth in and beyond college can depend on the level to which students can be educated to refine their thinking.

Wanted: More U.S. College Grads With Critical Thinking Skills

Eugene Fram | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Eugene Fram

Those employing college graduates have been concerned about the ability of alumni to apply critical thinking skills to make them promotable beyond requirements for entry-level positions.

Developing Cognitive Competence: Learning the Skills of Argument

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

This is the key for our future. We must ensure we are building a nation of competent citizens capable of thinking critically at work, at home and in the public arena.

A Society with Poor Critical Thinking Skills: The Case for 'Argument' in Education

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Argument is a more complex and challenging cognitive skill for students than other genres of reading and writing, such as exposition or narration.

Executives: Workers Stink

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

Workers these days just don't have what it takes to make it to the corner office, more U.S. executives say. Workers lack communication, collaborati...

The Global Search for Education: If not the SAT, What?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

What if this 21st century replacement for the SAT was able to measure high school students' critical thinking, analytical reasoning, problem solving, and written communication; in other words, all the essential skills that both educators and employers have said students need to succeed in college and the workplace?