Critical Thinking: Food for Thought

Critical Thinking: Food for Thought

Each term I try very hard to stay connected with students with a mid and end week email. These emails vary between extra tidbits of information pertaining to the topic or clarifying assignment instructions. I usually do the assignments with students, as a way to stay up to date on the topic and make sure what they are doing is relevant and useful. I'm hoping two things happen, (1), it reminds students to do their work and (2) help students 'see' the assignment as if the instructor was doing with them. It sort of works an example and a bridge between the instructor and the student. The information changes from term to term, hopefully building a vast pool of knowledge for everyone to share. 

Our educational crisis has long roots! Listed in the 'Letters to the Editor' section, High School student Ann Steinmeyer of H. M. King High School Kingsville, TX and presumed Elementary School teacher Leonard Wheeler of Baltimore, MD each have very similar grievances to our own era. Steinmeyer noted they have come to a 'frightening realization that...

I come from a long line of tricksters trying to convince you tall tales are wet as rain, as they would say! So, as a child, I learned to spin tales as well, like the time I tried to convince my baby sister oak tree hollows swallowed up small kids without a trace when they don't listen to their...

The first week of most college classes is very overwhelming. You have to scan multiple syllabi, documents, chapters, and handouts - and the deadlines mount!