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Good Thinking

Author : Erik Palmer
ISBN : 9781625310644
Genre : Persuasion (Rhetoric)
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A large part of our everyday communication involves argumentation and reasoning--for example, when we want to persuade others, make good purchasing decisions, or analyze the messages we receive from advertisers and politicians. But how well do we prepare students for these tasks? Can they critically evaluate a speaker's point of view? Understand rhetorical devices? Apply logic? Build an effective argument, whether written or spoken? In his new book, Good Thinking, Erik Palmer shows teachers of all subject matters how to transform the activities they already use into openings for improving student thinking. Building on his previous work in Well Spoken (Stenhouse, 2011) and Digitally Speaking (Stenhouse, 2014), he reveals how all students, not just those in advanced classes, can begin developing sophisticated reasoning skills that will improve their oral and written communications. Blending theory with practice, Palmer shares a wide range of classroom-tested lessons, including ways to understand argument in paintings and images, address ad hominem attacks using a traveling debate, create a class comedy club, write syllogisms, analyze character and plot development, and teach logic through a class Booger Patrol. He explains complex concepts in simple, practical language that gives teachers a deft understanding of the principles of good arguments, proper use of evidence, persuasive techniques, and rhetorical tricks. "Once you start looking, you'll see arguments everywhere," Palmer writes. "All of them are opportunities to teach good thinking."

These 6 Things

Author : Dave Stuart Jr.
ISBN : 9781506391021
Genre : Education
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Dave Stuart Jr.’s work is centered on a simple belief: all students and teachers can flourish. These 6 Things is all about streamlining your practice so that you’re teaching smarter, not harder, and kids are learning, doing, and flourishing in ELA and content-area classrooms. In this essential resource, teachers will receive: Proven, classroom-tested advice delivered in an approachable, teacher-to-teacher style that builds confidence Practical strategies for streamlining instruction in order to focus on key beliefs and literacy-building activities Solutions and suggestions for the most common teacher and student “hang-ups” Numerous recommendations for deeper reading on key topics

The Thinking Teacher S Toolkit

Author : Ruth Matthews
ISBN : 9781441103918
Genre : Education
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Designed to provide a complete guide for teachers of thinking skills, reasoning and critical thinking to 14-19 age groups, everything you could need to be a thinking teacher is packed into The Thinking Teacher's Toolkit, including: • an introduction to what thinking skills are, why you are equipped to teach them and how you can apply your previous experience • clear approaches to preparing to teach, whether you are a coordinator seeking guidance on setting up a thinking skills course from scratch, a thinking teacher putting together thought-provoking lesson plans or a subject teacher looking for ideas on integrating critical thinking skills across the curriculum; and • advice on how to handle assessment, including information on a variety of qualifications available internationally. In addition, there is a companion website containing tools for developing your professional expertise, answers to frequently asked questions, handouts for pupils and PowerPoint's to use in the sample lessons. This is the ultimate toolkit for any teacher wanting to improve their students reasoning and problem-solving skills.

Being At Home In The World

Author : Mark S. McLeod-Harrison
ISBN : 9781610970716
Genre : Religion
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Being at Home in the World is a book of Christian Apologetics. But Mark McLeod-Harrison and Phil Smith don't defend Christian faith; instead, they invite readers into faith. In the course of making this invitation, the authors raise suspicions against modern naturalism, offer respectful criticisms of major religions, and explain how Christian beliefs provide an organizing center of a flourishing human life. Their invitation to Christian faith is philosophically sophisticated, but it is also honest and personal; McLeod-Harrison and Smith tell their own stories of how they grew up as Christians and why they remain believers.

Persuasion History Theory Practice

Author : George Pullman
ISBN : 9781624660979
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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George Pullman's lively and accessible introduction to the study of persuasion is an ideal text for use in courses where the understanding and practice of argumentation, rhetoric, and critical thinking are central. Continually challenging his readers to seek and recognize sound evidence, to question the obvious, and to assess and reassess the credibility of claims made by others--including the author's own--Pullman shows the way to strong writing, effective speaking, and rigorous critical thinking.

The Rhetoric Of Reason

Author : James Crosswhite
ISBN : 9780299149536
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Responding to skeptics within higher education and critics without, James Crosswhite argues powerfully that the core of a college education should be learning to write a reasoned argument. A trained philosopher and director of a university-wide composition program, Crosswhite challenges his readers—teachers of writing and communication, philosophers, critical theorists, and educational administrators—to reestablish the traditional role of rhetoric in education. To those who have lost faith in the abilities of people to reach reasoned mutual agreements, and to others who have attacked the right-or-wrong model of formal logic, this book offers the reminder that the rhetorical tradition has always viewed argumentation as a dialogue, a response to changing situations, an exchange of persuading, listening, and understanding. Crosswhite’s aim is to give new purpose to writing instruction and to students’ writing, to reinvest both with the deep ethical interests of the rhetorical tradition. In laying out the elements of argumentation, for example, he shows that claiming, questioning, and giving reasons are not simple elements of formal logic, but communicative acts with complicated ethical features. Students must learn not only how to construct an argument, but the purposes, responsibilities, and consequences of engaging in one. Crosswhite supports his aims through a rhetorical reconstruction of reason, offering new interpretations of Plato and Aristotle and of the concepts of reflection and dialogue from early modernity through Hegel to Gadamer. And, in his conclusion, he ties these theoretical and historical underpinnings to current problems of higher education, the definition of the liberal arts, and, especially, the teaching of written communication.

Own Any Occasion

Author : Erik Palmer
ISBN : 9781562867713
Genre : Business & Economics
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Think It Show It Mathematics Strategies For Explaining Thinking

Author : Gregory A. Denman
ISBN : 9781425895280
Genre : Education
File Size : 81. 71 MB
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This timely book for grades 3-8 provides step-by-step strategies for developing students' clear, concise writing and discussion skills about math problems. Strategy instruction is supported by the included student activities, rubrics, and exemplar writing samples. The Digital Resource CD contains student activity pages and graphic organizers.

The Persuasive Pen

Author : Nancy Carrick
ISBN : 076370234X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 45. 91 MB
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The Persuasive Penoffers practical assistance in both the writing process and critical thinking. It teaches students how to think critically and clearly, and how to shape ideas convincingly for readers with varying expectations and responses. This book will be of interest to anyone who teaches a Critical Thinking course, offered in both Philosophy and English departments; Informal Logic; English Composition; Persuasive Writing; and other interdisciplinary courses in which argumentation, writing, and research skills are emphasized.

Good Reasoning Matters

Author : Leo Groarke
ISBN : 0195419049
Genre : Philosophy
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Using an innovative approach to critical thinking, Good Reasoning Matters 3e identifies the essential structure of good arguments in a variety of contexts and provides guidelines to help students build their own good arguments. Through the emphasis on good reasoning, sections of the book examine the most common problems with bad reasoning, including slanting, bias, propaganda, vagueness, ambiguity, and a common failure to consider opposing points of view.

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