Thinking skills are at the core of all teaching and learning. In recognition of this, Essential Resources offers a collection of publications all of which have a particular focus on developing thinking skills. Some publications are related to specific learning areas, such as grammar, but most have a wider sweep.
Our thinking resources include exploring the skills needed for inquiry learning, completing projects or quests and exploring philosophical issues. They also tie in with Bloom’s taxonomy and thinking hats, and the types of thinking that will warm up the brain and lead to discussion. The distinction between thinking creatively and thinking critically is explored too. Check out these resources and see what you think – are there some helpful tools there for you?