The Reboot Foundation has recently released a Teachers’ Guide to Critical Thinking. We worked with some top teachers in different subject areas and grade levels around the country to produce an informative, user-friendly guide for teachers.
Ever since the coronavirus pandemic hit early this year, many of us have been operating in crisis mode—managing each unexpected development as it arrives, day by day and sometimes hour by hour.
Artful Thinking is a pedagogical approach to critical thinking that the National Gallery of Art has been sharing with local teachers for more than 10 years. In January 2019, the museum rolled out Teaching Critical Thinking through Art, a free online course making Artful Thinking available to everyone. A year later, it had been used by 9,800 people in 149 countries, 80 percent of them educational professionals, including classroom teachers.
Different businesses will, of course, face very different challenges. But I’ve run more than a dozen companies, many following periods of serious upheaval, and there are a few core approaches that are applicable to all firms in the present crisis.
Navigating these volatile conditions will be an exercise in critical thinking. Consider the situation a high-stakes case study in improved reasoning.
As distance learning becomes the norm, there’s a lot parents can do to help kids at home learn the skills that they need to succeed in life. Parent-assisted education is nothing new, to be sure. Many parents homeschool their children, and until the mid-19th century, most education took place in the home. Things have obviously changed since then. Academic standards are way higher, for one. Our culture has changed too, and children today by and large do not see their parents as educators. But parents should — and can — take an active role.