In this module, we thought about the essential skills that are needed to be succesful in the classroom and beyond. We learned that instruction that builds upon and encourages higher-order thinking skills results in greater levels of student learning. We created our own taxonomies of learning, including the skills that we feel our necessary to succeed as 21st Century Learners. We also identified positive and negative influences that can affect thinking, from the viewpoint of a 21st Century citizen.
As you reflect on the activities you completed in tonight's class, please answer the following question:
What does thinking look like?
What thinking skills should I target for my classroom?
How can I best design instruction that promotes thinking?
Once you have posted your thoughts, reply to the post of at least one other participant. You may ask them a question, comment on their good ideas, or even disagree (respectfully), as long as you are saying more then just, "I agree" or "Good job". Before entering your comments, please make sure to start with the person's name you are replying to, such as "@ Melodie" or "To Melodie".