Reason in the Balance: An Inquiry Approach to Critical Thinking

Reason in the Balance: An Inquiry Approach to

Unlike most texts in critical thinking, Reason in the Balance focuses broadly on the practice of critical inquiry, the process of carefully examining an issue in order to come to a reasoned judgment. Although analysis and critique of individual arguments have an important role to play, this text goes beyond that dimension to emphasize the various aspects that go into the practice of inquiry, including identifying issues and relevant contexts, understanding competing cases, and making a comparative judgment.Distinctive Features of the Text:Emphasis on applying critical thinking to complex issues with competing argumentsInclusion of chapters on inquiry in specific contextsAttention to the dialogical aspects of inquiry, including sample dialoguesEmphasis on the spirit of inquiryThe Second Edition Features:Updated examples and items of current interestNew dialogues on vaccination, prostitution, and climate changeNew material on biases in reasoning, including emotional, psychological, social, and cognitiveThe Reason in the Balance Website includes:An Appendix on LogicExercisesQuizzes

  • ASIN: 1624664776

Introducing Logic and Critical Thinking: The Skills of Reasoning and the Virtues of Inquiry

Introducing Logic and Critical Thinking: The Skills of

This robust, clear, and well-researched textbook for classes in logic introduces students to both formal logic and to the virtues of intellectual inquiry. Part 1 challenges students to develop the analytical skills of deductive and inductive reasoning, showing them how to identify and evaluate arguments. Part 2 helps students develop the intellectual virtues of the wise inquirer. The book includes helpful pedagogical features such as practice exercises and a concluding summary with definitions of key concepts for each chapter. Resources for professors and students are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.


Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners

Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding,

A proven program for enhancing students' thinking and comprehension abilities Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study.  Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is a varied collection of practices, including thinking routines?small sets of questions or a short sequence of steps?as well as the documentation of student thinking. Using this process thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon. Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies The book also comes with a DVD of video clips featuring Visible Thinking in practice in different classrooms.

  • Brand: Jossey-Bass
  • ASIN: 047091551X
  • UPC: 884718534541

Science Sleuths: 60 Activities to Develop Science Inquiry and Critical Thinking Skills, Grades 4-8

Science Sleuths: 60 Activities to Develop Science Inquiry

If your students enjoy solving mysteries, they ll love the activities in Science Sleuths. Forensic science is an ideal vehicle for teaching the nature of science as well as basic science concepts. Besides teaching students to think like scientists, forensic science activities also help them understand, master, and apply science concepts. In addition, forensic science relies heavily on science process skills, manipulative skills, laboratory skills, and interpersonal skills, all emphasized by the National Science Education Standards.

  • ASIN: 0787974358

The Critical Thinking Toolkit

The Critical Thinking

The Critical Thinking Toolkit is a comprehensive compendium that equips readers with the essential knowledge and methods for clear, analytical, logical thinking and critique in a range of scholarly contexts and everyday situations. Takes an expansive approach to critical thinking by exploring concepts from other disciplines, including evidence and justification from philosophy, cognitive biases and errors from psychology, race and gender from sociology and political science, and tropes and symbols from rhetoric Follows the proven format of The Philosopher’s Toolkit and The Ethics Toolkit with concise, easily digestible entries, “see also” recommendations that connect topics, and recommended reading lists Allows readers to apply new critical thinking and reasoning skills with exercises and real life examples at the end of each chapter Written in an accessible way, it leads readers through terrain too often cluttered with jargon Ideal for beginning to advanced students, as well as general readers, looking for a sophisticated yet accessible introduction to critical thinking

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 047065869X

Experience Inquiry: 5 Powerful Strategies, 50 Practical Experiences (Corwin Teaching Essentials)

Experience Inquiry: 5 Powerful Strategies, 50 Practical Experiences

One part practical guide, one part interactive journal, this book provides the opportunity to do inquiry as you read about it. You’ll learn what inquiry-based instruction looks like in practice through five key strategies, all of which can be immediately implemented in any learning environment. This resource offers Practical examples of what inquiry looks like in the classroom, and how to do it Opportunities for reflection throughout the book, including self-surveys, templates, and tools A user-friendly handbook format for quick reference and logical progression through your inquiry journey Fifty practical inquiry experiences that can be used individually, with students, or in small groups of teachers  

  • ASIN: 1544317123

Retrospec Bicycles Mantra V2 Single Speed Fixed Gear Bicycle, Chrome/Black, 49cm/Small

Retrospec Bicycles Mantra V2 Single Speed Fixed Gear

Listen up. This is the new and improved mantra from Retrospec Bicycles. It now comes standard with front and rear Pro max brakes to keep you safe on your ride (we know you've taken a page out of Mr. Toad's wild book). sealed cartridge bearing hubs keep your bike clean, strong, and healthy. If no ooey gooey stuff can get in to its nooks and crannies, your bike will lead a happier life. The three-piece crank set is forged and will keep up with you as you bob and weave through your urban jungle. With a flip-flop hub, you can adventure around town however you'd like, be it fixed or single-speed with a freewheel. In addition to wanting your ride to be exactly what you want, we also want it to be exceptionally smooth, so we've added 43mm stars super deep-v rims with a machined braking surface. With a KMC chain, Kenda kwest commuter tires, and vp freestyle pedals, your two-wheeling Expedition is about to be like nothing you've ever experienced.

  • Color: Chrome & Black
  • Brand: Retrospec
  • ASIN: B0186RYAMC
  • UPC: 815725020468

Groovy Lab in a Box | Award Winning Subscription STEM Box for Kids Ages 8+

Groovy Lab in a Box | Award Winning


Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom, 2nd Edition

Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing,

Learn to design interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities and incorporate them into your courses in a way that encourages inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate, with Engaging Ideas, a practical nuts-and-bolts guide for teachers from any discipline. Integrating critical thinking with writing-across-the-curriculum approaches, the book shows how teachers from any discipline can incorporate these activities into their courses. This edition features new material dealing with genre and discourse community theory, quantitative/scientific literacy, blended and online learning, and other current issues.

  • Brand: Jossey-Bass
  • ASIN: 0470532904

Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling

Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead

Communication is essential in a healthy organization. But all too often when we interact with people—especially those who report to us—we simply tell them what we think they need to know. This shuts them down. To generate bold new ideas, to avoid disastrous mistakes, to develop agility and flexibility, we need to practice Humble Inquiry. Ed Schein defines Humble Inquiry as “the fine art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building a relationship based on curiosity and interest in the other person.” In this seminal work, Schein contrasts Humble Inquiry with other kinds of inquiry, shows the benefits Humble Inquiry provides in many different settings, and offers advice on overcoming the cultural, organizational, and psychological barriers that keep us from practicing it.

  • Brand: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Discrepant Event Lesson: Humanity's Journey

Discrepant Event Lesson: Humanity's

Models of Teaching, example. The teaching method based on the work of Bruce Joyce, Marsha Weils, and Emily Calhoun. Proceeds from this film/lesson go to The Bruce Cultural Diversity Scholarship. The scholarship is also funded by a grant from the Jean and Bill Bruce Foundation for the Empowerment of Diversity Understanding (FEDU). The lesson helps students demystify the myths that changed the world. For more than ten thousand years, certain groups conquered other groups. The conquerors often emerge from history as incredibly smart. Why? The lesson helps people identify the touchstones for understanding history and today's world. You think about such questions as: Why did our ancestors accept intolerance to different views, poverty, religion, politics, and ethnicity? Before using the lesson, people often ask themselves: do people with closed minds ever react logically when they carry a need for bias? One reason to use this lesson comes from the human need to find and practice ways to generate balanced supportive logic. Without speaking directly to the movie viewer, the lesson helps in uncovering mysteries. Indirectly, the mysteries reveal details about conquerors and the conquered. The students uncover certain factors. Why did those factors stay hidden for ages? Through teacher and...

  • Brand: Home Tree Media
  • ASIN: B0010B03ZA
  • UPC: 094922828118

Content Area Reading: Teaching and Learning for College and Career Readiness, Pearson eText -- Access Card (2nd Edition)

Content Area Reading: Teaching and Learning for College

This title is only available as a loose-leaf version with Pearson eText.   A comprehensive resource for future and in-service grade 6 - 12 teachers, Content Area Reading, 2/e provides a unique, Common Core-based, student-centered approach using innovative features to help students make connections between what they read and how they apply it in the classroom; the book translates theory into practice through a wide range of innovative instructional approaches. The teaching ideas are initially taught using explicit instruction to scaffold student learning, and student examples from a variety of disciplines are featured throughout the text, along with a variety of readily available teaching resources.   With a central theme of multiple literacies and their effects on today’s teachers and classrooms, the book emphasizes today’s need to be able to reading and write and also to understand a variety of disciplines, navigate a myriad of information sources, examine the author’s intent, and comprehend beyond the printed pages.   The new edition features an entirely new chapter on the Common Core, in which both the College and Career Readiness Standards and the Common Core State Standards are emphasized and “rich instructional tasks” are introduced; a new “Making Connectio...

  • ASIN: 0133827615

LeapFrog Science Learning Game Disney Octonauts for LeapPad Platinum, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad1, LeapPad2, LeapPad3, Leapster Explorer, LeapsterGS Explorer

LeapFrog Science Learning Game Disney Octonauts for LeapPad

Octonauts teaches and reinforces early science concepts for children in pre-K through kindergarten (ages 3-5 years). Through action-packed gameplay, children develop their knowledge of ocean science, life science and ecosystems. Octonauts also helps young explorers build fundamental scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills as they learn about three different ocean zones and the sea creatures that live in them. The world of the Octonauts blends fictional and real elements, deepening the connections young children make with the world around them. Young explorers will learn about sea creatures, explore different ocean habitats, use problem solving skills and more. All while driving cool GUP vehicles, listening to creature sounds, using signature Octonauts' gadgets and viewing real photographs from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Octonauts combines a unique and immersive undersea setting with a call to action: "Explore! Rescue! Protect!" Fast-paced and stimulating ocean adventures encourage kids to dive in and save the day. Choose the correct GUP vehicle to clear obstacles, ride along with Kwazii to rescue sea stars and help Peso treat injured sea creatures by bandaging bruises, giving medicine and more. Then, see everything you've learned in the Cr...

  • Brand: LeapFrog
  • UPC: 885469338136

Think Like Socrates: Using Questions to Invite Wonder and Empathy Into the Classroom, Grades 4-12 (Corwin Teaching Essentials)

Think Like Socrates: Using Questions to Invite Wonder

"One of the best Professional Development books of all time" - BookAuthoritySocrates believed in the power of questions rather than lecturing his students. But how did we get so far away from his method of inquiry? Shanna Peeples, 2015 National Teacher of the Year, will show you how teachers can create an engaging atmosphere that encourages student questions and honors their experiences. This resource provides  Questions paired with sample texts Step-by-step lessons for generating and using students' questions Lesson extensions for English language learners, special education students, and gifted and talented students Writing suggestions, in-class debate questions, and scoring rubrics Multimedia texts Protocols for using inquiry with adults as a base for professional development

  • ASIN: 1506391648

Mead Success in Preschool Workbook, Grades Pre-K (48108)

Mead Success in Preschool Workbook, Grades Pre-K

This comprehensive preschool readiness workbook provides engaging, multisensory activities and promote a firm foundation in the essential skills needed for preschool. The book is based on developmentally-appropriate practices from leading early childhood organizations. It integrates the arts: music, dance, drama, and visual art; targets problem solving and reasoning skills in content areas; and focuses on inquiry-based science.

  • Color: White
  • Brand: Mead
  • UPC: 043100481089

Unique Ceramic Planter Pot for Succulent Cactus and Airplant - Includes Self Watering Saucer Drip Tray, Drainage Hole, Triangle Corner Shape, Matte White 6-Inch (Single)

Unique Ceramic Planter Pot for Succulent Cactus and

This planter design is perfectly sized to fit on tabletops, window sills, or throughout an office space. Made of high quality and durable ceramic, the unique shape fits nicely in corner areas like cubicles or ledges. Plant drainage is critical to plant health! Many glazed planters and glass terrariums are actually horrible potting environments for your plants, especially succulents, cacti and even moss! Contrary to belief, just putting rocks or sand at the bottom is not going to keep your plant healthy. This planter allows for water to flow out of the drainage hole so your plant roots do not rot in standing water. The self-watering nylon string (included) can be used to slowly pull water up through capillary action. Use watering pipette (included) is an alternative method water directly at the roots. Put multiple planters together for truly eye-catching decor! Plant not included.

  • Color: White (Matte)
  • Brand: Beluga Supply Co.
  • ASIN: B01E8F8R8E
  • UPC: 806802853277

Female Enhancement Natural Boosting Formula - with Vitamins, Minerals and Tribulus, Epimedium, Ginseng, Maca, We Added Bioperine for Maximum Absorption and Bioavailability

Female Enhancement Natural Boosting Formula - with Vitamins,

Aphrodisiac foods are great, but can it truly help many Women today who face problems? Female Enhancement is an all natural blend of Vitamins, Minerals, and Natural herbs that have been used by women for centuries to boost their energy and performance. Our ingredients work to help enhance performance by maintaining critical blood flow and alleviating stress. The benefits of Female Enhancement include: Our blend contains the purest vitamins, nutrients and amino acids that work together to enhance the overall health of women. Helps boost energy levels, improve mood, and stimulate your desire so you can have more intense and pleasurable experiences. Works with your body to help you have a faster full body sensitivity through improved blood flow. Packed with all natural boosting herbs that help performance without the nasty side effects of prescription drugs. Create. Yourself.

  • Brand: Salt Lake Supplements
  • UPC: 722512230927

Purposeful Play: A Teacher's Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day

Purposeful Play: A Teacher's Guide to Igniting Deep

Play is serious business. Whether it's reenacting a favorite book (comprehension and close reading), negotiating the rules for a game (speaking and listening), or collaborating over building blocks (college and career readiness and STEM), Kristi Mraz, Alison Porcelli, and Cheryl Tyler see every day how play helps students reach standards and goals in ways that in-their-seat instruction alone can't do. And not just during playtimes. "We believe there is play in work and work in play," they write. "It helps to have practical ways to carry that mindset into all aspects of the curriculum." In Purposeful Play , they share ways to: optimize and balance different types of play to deepen regular classroom learning teach into play to foster social-emotional skills and a growth mindset bring the impact of play into all your lessons across the day. "We believe that play is one type of environment where children can be rigorous in their learning," Kristi, Alison, and Cheryl write. So they provide a host of lessons, suggestions for classroom setups, helpful tools and charts, curriculum connections, teaching points, and teaching language to help you foster mature play that makes every moment in your classroom instructional. Play doesn't only happen when work is over. Children show us ti...

  • Brand: Heinemann
  • ASIN: 0325077886

The Teacher's Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World

The Teacher's Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking

Use media literacy to reach all students! The Teacher's Guide to Media Literacy starts by asking, "What does it mean to be literate in today's world, and how can those literacy skills be developed?" The authors

  • Brand: Brand: Corwin
  • ASIN: 1412997585

Acting Out Culture: Readings for Critical Inquiry

Acting Out Culture: Readings for Critical

Cultural messages bombard students daily, laden with unstated rules about what makes our work valuable, our bodies ideal, our connections meaningful. Acting Out Culture empowers students to critically read those messages and use writing to speak back to their culture and question its rules.This book appeals especially to those students who are not full participants in the dominant culture, as well as to their instructors, who want to help students see how subtle (and not so subtle) cultural forces can shape their lives―and how they can challenge and resist those forces. The new edition of Acting Out Culture builds on that success, with provocative readings (more than 50 percent of them new) that challenge the rules we live by; pedagogical tools to encourage students to read, think, and write critically about their culture; and instructional support featuring sample syllabi, additional discussion topics, and ideas for teaching with visuals and online content.

  • ASIN: 1457640074
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How to teach critical thinking skills: an inquiry-based learning activity

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Teach 21st century skills with confidence Children are naturally curious and begin to ask questions from a very young age. Teacher trainer Freia Layfield shows how teachers can use this to teach English in this easy inquiry-based learning activity. This acti...

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Using Inquiry to Promote Thinking Critically

Inquiry Critical Thinking

Using inquiry as a tool to promote critical thinking is intentional and involves listening and allowing youth to reflect and process. Listen as Kevin guides youth through the game they developed using inquiry, while encouraging them to think critically about their project. Pay special attention ...

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