Snow Day!  Talk About Decision Making with Your Children

Snow Day! Talk About Decision Making with Your Children

Does your child practice the dark arts of snow day summoning — freezing spoons, ice cubes in the toilet, mittens under the pillow? Good. You have an opportunity for a meaningful and low-stakes conversation about how to make decisions skillfully. It’s that time of the...
Beyond Pros and Cons — Start Teaching the Weight and Rate Method

Beyond Pros and Cons — Start Teaching the Weight and Rate Method

Beyond Pros and Cons — Start Teaching the Weight and Rate MethodCritical Thinking and Decision Skills are best learned by students when they are explicitly taught. Teachers can (and should) actively seek opportunities to name, explain, demonstrate, and praise student...
Can You Solve This?

Can You Solve This?

In this episode of his wonderful series on science, Derek Muller asks folks on the street to solve a simple puzzle. But as you will see, sometimes we make simple problems difficult for ourselves because of the common bias to confirm what we think we know, rather than...