Ways to encourage deeper thinking among students

05/31/2011 | Edutopia.org

Middle-school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron offers strategies in this excerpt from her new book for encouraging students to think more deeply and make connections to subject content. She suggests teachers use commentary and examples from their own lives to coax students to think for themselves. Wolpert-Gawron offers guidelines for teachers willing to share their own stories, including making sure anecdotes are relevant to the material and have a clear message for students.

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