Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Are You Teaching Thinking Skills to All Your Students?

A recent article on Ideas.ted.com http://ideas.ted.com/the-rise-of-the-useless-class/
predicts the creation of a new ‘unworking’ class. 

It gave a bleak view of the future for students in school today.

This made me think about how we must prepare our students for the future. But we’re not doing this … do you think we are?

The key element of preparation is to develop the thinking skills of every student. Now. Today. That’s a major responsibility of Teachers.

We mean integrating thinking as a discipline into your daily routine.

Most of what students currently learn at school will probably be irrelevant by the time they are 40.

Traditionally, life has been divided into two main parts: a period of learning, followed by a period of working. Very soon this traditional model will become utterly obsolete.

The only way for your students to stay in the game will be to keep learning throughout their lives. They will have to reinvent themselves repeatedly. Many, if not most of the students you are teaching today may be unable to do so.

When you read this Blog, make a decision to expand thinking skills of each of your students. This is the main reason why MathsRepublic was created.

Problem-solving, both individually and by collaboration, is designed to develop thinking skills particularly strategic thinking.

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