Learning to rise above the problem

When I teach by giving learners the right answers I am doing them a disservice. Restating or choosing correct answers from memory hinders development of critical-thinking skills.

When I teach by giving learners a problem to solve they begin to actively process, conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information they get from observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, and communication with others (Defining Critical Thinking).

It is critically important for learners to learn to maintain their calm and composure when they are confronted with problems.  When life presents us with a problems we are unable to escape, and we respond by living each day with poise and peace of mind, we succeed where most people fail.  When learners are taught to rise above the problem they discover a priceless tool for daily living. 


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