How to help students change the way they think

10/29/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

People often form instant assumptions and opinions, writes Kevin D. Washburn, executive director of Clerestory Learning. He writes in this blog post that teachers can find opportunities to have students explore these knee-jerk reactions more deeply and rethink them -- a process he calls "jumping backwards." "When we recognize the influence context has on our thinking, we can become our own skeptics, actively scrutinizing influences on our thinking and minimizing those that are irrelevant," he writes.

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