Facilitating Critical Thinking through Reflection and Problem-Solving

By: Ms. Randi Gordner
from The Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle

Category:
Development of Critical and / or Creative Thinking

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, Computer Science, History, Literature/ English, Music, Science

Pedagogy:
IBL - inquiry based learning, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
5

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Elementary school, Middle school

I facilitate critical thinking through a steady practice of reflection and problem-solving with my students. I believe that these social and emotional practices help them think creatively about themselves and, ultimately, their learning.