Thinking It Through
Coaching Students to Be Problem-Solvers
Enhancing Creative and Critical Thinking
Thinking It Through guides educators in the integration of creative and critical thinking to empower problem-solving, using the Cycle and System of Problem-Solving.
Teachers, school counselors, club advisors, and coaches in all disciplines in elementary, middle, and high school can use these strategies presented here. Essential problem-solving skills such as communication and collaboration, as well as work habits such as perseverance and adaptability, are addressed.
“The most important competency for 21st-century students is creative problem-solving. This is a pragmatic and detailed guide on how to bring this skill to life.” – Ken Kay, Founding CEO, EdLeader21
“…transformational…. Their focus on problem-solving encouraged teachers to do more profound and meaningful work with students.” – Martin G. Brooks, Executive Director, TriState Consortium
“Chock-full of great examples to think through an approach to scaffolding problem-solving in their classroom.” – Bena Kallick, Co-director, The Institute for Habits of Mind
Thinking It Through provides theory and practice for engaging a class, a school, and a district in the life skill of problem-solving. This is a text recommended for college undergraduate and graduate education programs as well.
“I have never encountered leaders more qualified to share insights regarding student agency in problem-solving.…among the most in-depth and thoughtful examinations of the power of shifting the focus of learning to the student.” – Jonathan P. Costa, Assistant Executive Director, EdAdvance
Format: 6 x 9 Color Paperback, 319 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 24, 2021)
Genre: EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General