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8th Grade Math Teacher

This is a very helpful

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This is a very helpful article that addresses critical thinking and problem solving. I am an 8th grade math teacher and I would like to incorporate writing into my class.I would like to use the PMI method when I introducin a new topic.

President, NJ Association for Middle Level Education

Critical Thinking can be taught!

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The concept of teaching critical thinking was also studied by Dr. Benjamin Tregoe and Dr. Charles Kepner who studied decision making and problem solving and designed strategies to help corporations make and implement better decisions. Dr. Tregoe started the nonprofit TregoED to help get these skills to teachers and students. TregoED has developed a web 2.0 tool around one of those tools that is also a perfect strategy to get students to understand a complex situation and write about it. The SCAN tool walks students through four critical thinking steps - See the issues, Clarify the Issues, Assess what's important, and Now, what should be done. It is a great way to get students to understand informational or complex text and write solid arguments to reach the Common Core standards. You can find more information about the SCAN tool and TregoED at www.tregoed.org.

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