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The Web is Like a Garage Sale: Learn to Wade Through the Junk

The Web is Like a Garage Sale: Learn to Wade Through the Junk

Personally, I hate garage sales.  Nothing about digging through someone else’s used stuff appeals to me at all.  I also hate how the person selling you the “stuff” tries to convince you how great the item is.  If it is so great, why don’t you keep it?  Garage sale enthusiasts will tell you, though, that […]

Carolyn Kepcher Inspired Me to Critically Think

Carolyn Kepcher Inspired Me to Critically Think

I’m currently in Chicago attending one of Pearson’s national meetings. I was fortunate enough to attend a talk Carolyn Kepcher gave yesterday. Carolyn spoke about work-life “balance,” women in business and, of course, what it was like to work for Donald Trump & be on The Apprentice. After the session I asked her what her […]

Problem Solving: It’s All About Control

At Pearson’s Critical Thinking Boot Camp last month, I learned a valuable lesson for problem solving and decision making.  When trying to solve a current problem or anticipating a future issue, the first thing you should assess is what factors you can and cannot control.  We often waste time trying to figure out how to […]

The Value of Asking Questions

The Value of Asking Questions

One thing I’ve learned from being a remote employee is to never take your colleagues for granted. It’s a great feeling to get together and catch up. Even better is that that the amount of useful information they share! It’s always great to share things we’re hearing about critical thinking but to do it in […]

Five Critical Thinkers on Television

Five Critical Thinkers on Television

Some people say television rots your brain, but I believe some shows actually model critical thinking for it’s viewers.  Some shows demonstrate the process of elimination while others walk viewers through discussions about fact versus opinion.  Here are a few examples of tv show characters that model critical thinking skills. 1)  House-  Ever the skeptic, […]