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Why Assess Critical Thinking Skills?

Why Assess Critical Thinking Skills?

If you follow @careerdiva on Twitter, you probably caught her post last week which asked “Who the hell isn’t a critical thinker?” Sadly, the truth is many people have low or average critical thinking ability.  Study after study show how important critical thinking skills are in the workplace.  Employers are increasingly focusing on this skill […]

Alcohol + Flip Flops = Critical Thinking Fail

I planned a serious blog post today, but then I remembered it’s Friday.  We all need a good laugh on a Friday morning. I could blog for weeks about how alcohol plays a role in critical thinking, but I think the video below sums up the issue quite well.  If you plan to drink heavily, […]

On Earth Day We Can All Think A Little More Critically About Our Environment

On Earth Day We Can All Think A Little More Critically About Our Environment

Happy Earth Day! Since Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in 1970, there have been various ways to celebrate and create awareness for our environment. By 10am there were hundreds of thousands of #earthday tweets on twitter. News anchors recognized the day. Students all across America are celebrating at school. For some people Earth Day […]

How are You Developing 21st Century Skills in Your Organization?

How are You Developing 21st Century Skills in Your Organization?

If you do not work in the field of Education, the phrases “P21” and “4 C’s” may sound like a foreign code, but they are increasingly important in today’s organizations.  P21 is the nickname for the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, which is a national organization working to advance the skills of all U.S. students.  […]

Was Gizmodo Critically Thinking?!

Was Gizmodo Critically Thinking?!

iPhone enthusiasts have been waiting to see what Apple has to offer for the next generation phone since the 3GS came out. Yesterday questions were answered when Gizmodo, a technology blog, satisfied everyone’s curiosity with their controversial video footage and pictures of the iPhone 4G. Gizmodo admits paying $5,000 for the phone which an Apple […]