Reference Documents:
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What makes some people innovative (PDF) Summary of three different views of creativity and innovation/ 12/20/2010 
The creative attitude questions (pdf) 02/12/2011 Summary of techniques to encourage questioning and what to do when the student reaches a road-block.
Thinking style overview  

Learning: is about searching out meaning and imposing structure.  Notes that help develop your strategy.

Thinking skills mind map Mapping a story
Article by Bridgett Perry Galvin (pdf)

The purpose of this article is twofold: first, to  provide information on the learning process and skillful thinking and, second, to provide educators with tangible suggestions on how to change the learning environment to enhance skillful thinking.


Using the updated Bloom Taxonomy, we can create questions around the 6 levels, starting from the lowest level to the higher order thinking skill:, includes action verbs.

PDF document Describing 16 HABITS OF MIND By Arthur L. Costa, Ed. D. and Bena Kallick, Ph.D.
PDF document

Creativity thoughts by David Perkins

Reference document(PDF)

 Good overview of system thinking for developing a lesson plan, Habits of Mind list and what is needed for students entering the work force.

Future Needs (PDF)

Future needs of society with thinking skills that focus on creativity. Summary of two books and a magazine article 

Questioning Strategy (PDF)

The questioning techniques that follow are generally applicable to any questioning model and maximize the potential for a meaningful discussion:

Using Questions 05/16/2011 (PDF) Setting a question based framework for students to ask questions
Creativity Program for Teachers (PDF)

Creating a program for teachers that introduces creative thinking to their other thinking skills (critical thinking, reflection, questioning)

Tools Thinking Skills, Activities and handouts
Meta-Cognition in Children (PDF)

Thinking about Thinking: Developing Meta-cognition in Children 
© Robert Fisher   Good overview


questions_relationship to the engineering Design Process_101408.docx  (PDF)

Infusing Questions into the learning process


Are we asking the right questions (PDF) The Right Question Institute promotes the concept of children learning to ask the right question.
Children learning to Question (PDF) Children learn their question-asking habits from teachers.



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