Build critical thinking skills in your students and have a blast with challenging activities and games using the GDCF’s all-new teacher resource. Here’s The Critical Thinking Workbook—all yours for FREE!
The leaders of tomorrow are the students of today, and it’s a teacher’s job to give them the skills they need to succeed. Part of these skills is having the ability to think critically and independently. We’ve just finished developing a brand new resource that can make building this skill a fun and inspiring journey for everyone. It’s The Critical Thinking Workbook, and it’s yours absolutely free!
Critical Thinking is Thinking On Purpose!
Critical thinking involves mindful communication, problem-solving, and a freedom from bias or egocentric tendency. It’s clear, rational, logical, and independent thinking. It’s about improving thinking by analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing how we think.
You can apply critical thinking to any kind of subject, problem, or situation you choose.
The Critical Thinking Workbook features over 20 different activities for exercising these kinds of practical critical thinking skills. Students and teachers alike will have fun challenging each other with the help of games and projects like these:
- Fact or Opinion—Analyze statements and decide if they are fact and opinion, and justify your choice.
- Coffee House Chat—Build a persona using a character sheet, and discuss pressing and relevant topics and issues in the role of your character.
- Alien Travel Guide—Answer challenging questions posed by visiting aliens, and look at your assumptions and opinions of our world in a whole new light.
- Talk It Out—Face off against your friends in classroom debates about real-life scenarios designed to encourage you to make a stand and defend it.
- Rebus Roundup and Awesome Anagrams—Visual puzzles to get your brain stretching and thinking laterally.
- Elevator Pitch—Push yourself to convincingly “pitch” an idea, concept, product/service or proposal in the time it takes to ride an elevator, or about 30 to 60 seconds.
- 1001 Ways—Pick an average well-known object and imagine creative new uses and everyday applications for it.
- Explain Yourself—Use all your senses to describe the provided experiences and objects to someone who has never heard of them before.
- What Would Happen?—Fill in the blanks and use your imagination to visualize and describe what would happen with the suggested hypothetical situations and scenarios.
- You Know the Rules—Choose 3 rules that all of humanity must follow. What are they and why would you choose them?
- Sketch It Out—Become an impromptu inventor and visualizer. Sketch out an idea for an invention or a concept you think would be cool and explain how it works.
These and many more ways to supercharge your critical thinking skills are waiting for you in The Critical Thinking Workbook!
Shareable and Editable Critical Thinking Power
The Critical Thinking Workbook is a completely editable and shareable resource. It’s designed to let you use it as either an electronic document, or as printable worksheets. Students can use it in the exact same way! There are also Answer Keys for the activities that need them provided at the back of the book.
So go get thinking! Download your free copy of The Critical Thinking Workbook today, and start using it with your students to bring even more fun ways of learning into your own modern classroom!