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    Encouraging Critical Thinkers in the Classroom

    A lot of educators place a huge emphasis on developing critical thinking skills, and for good reason. Critical thinking is a crucial life skill and is important in exercising young minds beyond mere memorization and theoretical knowledge. It guides one in making sound decisions, differentiating right from wrong, and solving problems in alternative and creative ways. Fortunately, you don’t have to devote hours of lesson planning or spend thousands of bucks just to teach this valuable life skill. Here are five proven techniques that can help you foster a child’s critical thinking skills. Ask questions Asking open-ended questions that go beyond the traditional yes or no questions is one of the simplest ways to…