5 Ideas for Developing Real-World Thinking Skills

Harvey F. Silver Abigail L. Boutz Jay McTighe Infusing five processes into assignments can help students hone the skills they’ll need to address complex problems. Not too long ago, pollution-monitoring satellites from NASA and the European Space Agency detected a significant decrease in nitrogen dioxide levels over a city of 11 million people. An air-quality […]

Start with Higher-Order Thinking

Susan M. Brookhart These three strategies can help you ensure that every lesson encourages students to think deeply. Memorizing facts is boring. Drill-and-practice is boring. But thinking, for most students most of the time, is actually fun. The good news is that lessons that support higher-order thinking are also likely to interest and engage students. […]