As you know, teaching others how to think is not a simple job. Thinking takes effort. Therefore, it needs to be taught overtly and explicitly, practised regularly, and recognised, encouraged and praised whenever it occurs.
Educational Consultant And Author
With 47 years experience in education, Eric Frangenheim is a well-respected educational consultant, author and presenter in Australia and New Zealand. His passion is to promote thinking in learning.
What do you say when asked: What is your teaching philosophy? What do you stand for?
We all know that in life we can’t stand for nothing, but we also can’t stand for everything! In my book, Reflections on Classroom Thinking Strategies, I discuss ...
Teachers, do you ever get asked, “How on earth do you entertain 30 kids in a classroom every day?” For many people outside education, the idea of being a teacher can seem threatening, exhausting and even overwhelming. The mere thought of standing...
Teachers, have you ever unwittingly set your students up to fail?
I know I did, as a graduate teacher starting out in the late 1970s. In my early years in the classroom I invited and encouraged my students to think – but I didn’t give...