The other day, I walked into one of our primary multi-aged classroom communities. I noticed many wonderful things. It was clear the students were engaged in what they were doing.
Seizing the Initiative Through Creative Thinking Versus Reacting to the Enemy local copyby Grothe, SAMS paper, Leadership must be committed to learning, underwrite experimentation, and create an environment that generates creative thought and innovation.
Doctrine must incorporate more aspects of innovation, creative and critical thinking and innovative leadership.
The most critical area the Army must focus change in is within Professional Military Education for field grade officers.
When words represent some indistinct idea, they are susceptible to reinvention or distortion with potentially significant unintended consequences. Innovation Starvationby Stephenson, in World Policy Journal, Fall Still, I worry that our inability to match the achievements of the s space program might be symptomatic of a general failure of our society to get big things done.
The vast and radical innovations of the midth century took place in a world that, in retrospect, looks insanely dangerous and unstable. In short, a world where big stuff can never get done. Thinking Critically and Creatively and How Military Professionals Can Do it Betterby McConnell et al, in Small Wars Journal, 16 Sep This essay will summarize how cognitive theorists have described critical and creative thinking in general, and how some military practitioners have applied them.
In doing so, this essay will propose principles of critical and Classroom activities for critical thinking thinking applicable to the military profession to provide a common vocabulary that describes the type of thinking we do.
To expand and improve critical and creative thinking, military professionals need a common vocabulary that accurately describes the very thinking we are to expand and improve on. Do schools kill creativity? Bring on the learning revolution! How to escape education's death valleya TED.
In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
What schools are encouraged to do is to find out what kids can do across a very narrow spectrum of achievement. Our children and teachers are encouraged to follow routine algorithms rather than to excite that power of imagination and curiosity.
Instead, what we have is a culture of standardization. Seth Godin Seth Godin: Quieting the Lizard Braina 99u video "Bestselling author and entrepreneur Seth Godin outlines a common creative affliction: Godin targets our "lizard brain" as the source of these primal doubts, and implores us to "thrash at the beginning" of projects so that we can ship on time and on budget.
How to get your ideas to spread - a TED talk you may need to watch it on YouTube if TED videos are blocked "In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff.
Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones" other TED. It's not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.
Matt Ridley argues that, through history, the engine of human progress and prosperity has been, and is, "ideas having sex with each other. The key to growth? Race with the machines - a TED talk you may need to watch it on YouTube if TED videos are blocked "As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed.
Is this the end of growth? Be sure to watch the opposing viewpoint from Robert Gordon. Are we witnessing the end of growth? Economist Robert Gordon lays out 4 reasons US growth may be slowing, detailing factors like epidemic debt and growing inequality, which could move the US into a period of stasis we can't innovate our way out of.
Be sure to watch the opposing viewpoint from Erik Brynjolfsson. Your elusive creative genius - a TED talk you may need to watch it on YouTube if TED videos are blocked "Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius.
It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.
How to build your creative confidence - a TED talk you may need to watch it on YouTube if TED videos are blocked "Is your school or workplace divided into "creatives" versus practical people?
Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries - a TED talk you may need to watch it on YouTube if TED videos are blocked "Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed -- Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's circumference around BC and Hippolyte Fizeau's measurement of the speed of light in From mach glider to humming bird drone - a TED talk you may need to watch it on YouTube if TED videos are blocked "What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
In this breathtaking talk she describes some of the extraordinary projects -- a robotic hummingbird, a prosthetic arm controlled by thought, and, well, the internet -- that her agency has created by not worrying that they might fail. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story.
His fascinating tour takes us from the "liquid networks" of London's coffee houses to Charles Darwin's long, slow hunch to today's high-velocity web. At TEDxMaastricht speaker Bart Knols demos the imaginative solutions his team is developing to fight malaria -- including limburger cheese and a deadly pill.Incorporating 'evidence' into lessons allows educators to create classroom cultures seeded in deep critical thinking.
3 activities to encourage critical thinking in the classroom Below are some activities to help teachers incorporate curiosity, evidence, and critical thinking into their classrooms. Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk that Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings th Edition.
Dartmouth Writing Program support materials - including development of argument. Fundamentals of Critical Reading and Effective Writing.
Mind Mirror Projects: A Tool for Integrating Critical Thinking into the English Language Classroom (), by Tully, in English Teaching Forum, State Department, Number 1 Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum Project, Metropolitan Community College.
Jump to: Strategies and Preparation | Icebreakers | Introspectives. Strategies and Preparation: Strategies for Choosing and Using Activities and Exercises for Intergroup Learning You're developing a diversity workshop or facilitating an intergroup dialogue and looking for ways to engage your participants.
81 Fresh & Fun Critical-Thinking Activities Engaging Activities and Reproducibles to Develop Kids’ Higher-Level Thinking Skills by Laurie Rozakis. Critical thinking has been an important issue in education, and has become quite the buzzword around schools. The Common Core State Standards specifically emphasize a thinking curriculum and thereby requires teachers to elevate their students’ mental workflow beyond just memorization—which is a really good step forward.
Critical thinking is a skill that young minds will undeniably need and.