Better teaching: Critical Thinking

"Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington

"Any school for free citizens must begin by teaching distrust, not trust. It must teach questioning, not acceptance of stock answers.” -- Brian Herbert.

"Honey, when you grow up I want you to be assertive, independent and strong-willed. But while you’re a kid I want you to be passive, pliable and obedient."

And so it is in school
Dr. Derek Cabrera - How Thinking Works Link YouTube. 16 mins
Stephen Jay Gould on Why Dot-Connecting Is the Key to Creativity Link From brainpickings.org
Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking It's all about the questions. From edutopia.org
The 4-Step Guide To Critical Thinking Skills
It's a bit formulaic, but a useful overview. From edudemic.com
When Memorization Gets in the Way of Learning A teacher's quest to discourage his students from mindlessly reciting information. From theatlantic.com
Life after levels: who’ll create a mastery assessment system? Detailed blogpost from pragmaticreform.wordpress.com