Children's Problem Solving Series
This series helps preschool and elementary school-aged children begin to learn problem-solving skills. Ideal beginner books on conflict resolution for children, parents, and teachers. Each book introduces a specific problem familiar to most children and then...
Conditionals - If Then Statements
Grade 8-Grade 12
Follow this step-by-step procedure to apply biblical concepts to truth relationships between the conditional, its inverse, its converse, and its contrapositive.
Creating Interactive Student Notebooks (ISNs)
Grade 5-Grade 12
ISNs require students to revisit and interact with concepts presented in class. This presentation to Canadian Adventist teachers provides practical tips and tools to using and assessing ISNs.
Critical Thinking - Practical Strategies for Teaching and Learning
“What does critical thinking look like in the classroom? What strategies can be used to facilitate critical thinking?” According to Faul, a classroom that emphasizes critical thinking is a safe space that is collaborative and provides for visual...
Critical Thinking and the Media
We are inevitably influenced by what the media blitz hits us with every day. We become like what we behold and it is important to critically sift through the barrage, recognize bias, understand the various persuasion techniques used, make informed decisions about fact, fiction, opinion, and to dig for Truth.
Critical Thinking Skills
The process of writing is also the process of thinking. Leading students away from the misconception that writing is an event is the focus of this article. This article suggests ways a teacher can cultivate critical thinking and writing by providing opportunities...
Developing a Classroom Culture of Thinking - A Whole School Approach
"One of the primary objectives of schooling should involve the teaching of tools for lifelong learning. As a result, many educators place a high priority on empowering students with thinking skills such as the ability to reason, to make informed judgements,...
Great Teaching Must Inspire Great Thinking
This article addresses some of the perennial issues that arise when schools attempt to teach students to think. Teaching critical and independent thinking does not appear to hinge on the controversy between the merits of teacher-centered or student-centered...
Helping Students to Think Critically
Teachers are not the exclusive providers of knowledge, but are experienced guides who develop students' skills and attitudes needed for lifelong self-directed inquiry. Interest must be stimulated, an environment created, written assignments with teacher feedback,...
Inspired Talks by the Worlds Greatest Thinkers and Doers
TED brings together people from three worlds (Technology, Entertainment, Design) and shares videos of their 18 minute presentations at each year's conference. Talks are related to themes in technology, entertainment, design, business, science, culture, arts,...
JAE Editorial: The True Confrontation
Confrontation has connotations for the younger generation of social protest. Traditionally the concept is positive, intended to move people one step closer to liberation. Teachers have been heroic confronters and Christ's followers have a mandate for confrontation....
Learning to Think at Christian Universities - Philosophical Issues
"Critical thinking has not traditionally been a strength of Christian colleges. If we are to address this problem, we must examine the philosophical concerns about whether the goal of critical thinking is truly appropriate for Christian education, and...
Literary Clubs: Enhancing Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing Skills
Forming literary clubs is one way of enriching the curriculum and motivating in-coming freshmen to think, read, and write critically at a college level. Daley discusses the educator's role in assisting students who arrive at college with inadequate reading,...
Orders and Chance in Nature and Scripture - Towards a Basis for Constructive Dialogue
de Berg discusses "two aspects related to the fundamental questions being addressed by science and theology. These are the concepts of order and chance." After defining the terms he then discusses how they have developed in the scientific context...
Pedagogy - Has It Changed Or Have We? Food for Thought
Reflecting on how Adventist Education will change to meet the growing call for cultivation of creative minds and divergent thinkers, the author considers our call from the beginning to encourage “thinkers, and not mere reflectors of other men’s...
Speaking Out: Are Teachers Ready to Teach Pupils to Think?
Efforts to encourage higher-order thinking skills in K-12 students will fail unless teachers become conscious of and apply these skills. College graduates do not demonstrate the operative knowledge needed in higher-order thinking. Reference is made to Harvey,...
The Brain Store
The Brain Store has all kind of games, books, software and more that focus on critical thinking, memory, coordination, visual perception, and word skills and more. For Adults and Kids of all ages.
The Future of Education - Are We Ready?
Alcock notes that the current educational system was designed during the industrial revolution, when students needed preparation for working in factories. A new model is needed that will “meet the different needs of contemporary learners as well as the...
The Other Hat - Teaching Discernment in the Twenty-first Century
"The 21st century is placing new demands on teachers and schools. Children are growing up in a society that is characterised by exponential change, escalating social issues and everchanging technology. Because of this rapidly changing culture, our students...
The Rest of the Story - Why and How to Teach Research Skills
The importance of checking the facts, evaluating truthfulness, learning research skills and critical thinking skills are basic to being an educated Christian. Library instruction helps to develop the strategies of research. Instructors should cooperate with...