5 Necessary Thinking Skills

It’s simple. This is the month of giving. It’s also a month of reflecting for me.

That being said, as I reflect this month on what’s important to our work, I want to share resources that I have found useful to support one-on-one and group coaching sessions.

Improving thinking is critical to our work, and so, here are 5 key cognitive strategies that are necessary for student success along with five suggestions for using this resource.

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Five Ways You Can Use This Resource:

  1. Engage peers in reflective dialogue during instructional coaching sessions
  2. Share with (upper grade) students to enhance their ownership of learning
  3. Ensure common language and common understanding among staff
  4. Use when evaluating a lesson to ensure activity alignment
  5. Study for yourself to ensure your own clarity