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 ...
TEACHING TIP: HOW TO CREATE YOUR THINKING CLASSROOM (WITH THE ‘EXPERT-FREE ZONE’):
Teachers often tell me they find it difficult to engage all students in their classes. I agree – it’s tricky to encourage all students (whether...
When we watch a film, read a book or go to a play, invariably something happens in the first 60-90 seconds to set the scene, create tension, expose a problem or state a purpose. In short, we are ‘hooked in’, we are invested, we want to know more....