Embrace Critical Thinking Challenges

Allow time to think critically through puzzles, questions, discussions,etc. even if it means taking time away from the demanding curriculum.

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I'd argue that taking time to puzzle things out IS the demanding curriculum! In a classroom holding forth is the easiest thing ever, but facilitating understanding never seems to involve telling students how a thing is. Further, it perpetuates the myth that we teacher-folk are all knowing.

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Yes! I am human, I don't know the answer. Good question, let's google it.

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