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Dame Marjorie Scardino on 21st Century Education

Dame Marjorie Scardino on 21st Century Education

While you are barbecuing in your backyard or hitting the pool on Memorial day, I am hard at work in Austin, TX at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) conference.  Don’t feel too sorry for me though, on day 1 of the conference I was lucky enough to meet a dame (the […]

What is Critical Thinking Anyway?

On a daily basis in this blog we discuss the value and impact of critical thinking, but it occurred to me that we have not spent much time defining critical thinking.  In fact, at ASTD’s Conference last week, we asked attendees to answer that seemingly simple question- “What does critical thinking mean to you?”   […]

3 Signs You're Not Critically Thinking (and Their Solutions)

3 Signs You’re Not Critically Thinking (and Their Solutions)

With all this talk about critical thinking, the emphasis is placed on critical thinking tips, benefits and even characteristics of good critical thinkers. Everyone wants to believe they’re a good critical thinker but in reality not everyone is. It can be hard to take a step back and identify the signs someone isn’t critically thinking. […]

Critical Thinking Fail: Don't Make a Cop Assume Anything

Critical Thinking Fail: Don’t Make a Cop Assume Anything

I read a short news story that really shows a lack of critical thinking on the part of some indie filmmakers.  Apparently, the crew was filming a robbery scene at a real convenience store on Long Island, when a passerby noticed someone inside with a gun.  That individual called the police who swarmed the scene and […]

Asking the Right Questions

Asking the Right Questions

I’m a firm believer that there is no such thing as a stupid question. However, I do not believe that all questions are created equally. Different situations call for different types of questions. In order the get the most out of your questions it’s not only important to ask the right kind but to also […]