What Do We Mean by Critical Thinking?
@anderscj and then something contrary to that happens somewhere along the way?
@SheilaSpeaking they encounter an environment that is incondusive
"The question that the critics do not ask is how come preschoolers are the thinkers they are?" Sarason
"What a child acquires by passively watching TV is not the same as what he learns by self-initiated activity." Sarason
"By themselves test scores tell you absolutely nothing about the classroom context of learning for students." Sarason
"The seeds of what becomes critical thinking are implanted in the preschool years and their sprouts begin to become discernible." Sarason
"if the teacher can safely tell a student he is wrong and unfair, why can't the student tell a teacher he is wrong and unfair?" Sarason
"Labeling too frequently has the consequence of creating boundaries, as if they exist apart from other things" Sarason
"No parent will prevent a child from crawling because they want him ton walk instead." Sarason
@anderscj oh good, you are reading earlier tonight...:)
@SheilaSpeaking the girls are starting to get on the back to school bed time schedule. Means I read earlier.
@anderscj Ha! Loving your Sarason tweets though. I've read his entire works but great to have it chunked for daily consumption too!
@miss_mcinerney you have read Sarason's entire works? Wow! Hasn't he written something like 43 books?
@anderscj And you've inspired me to read Sizer.
@miss_mcinerney Glad to hear it :)
@anderscj To be fair, I've not read all the community psych ones, but all the edu ones and most others. Even his very thick biography.
@miss_mcinerney this is my 2nd Sarason book. I also read Revisiting: The Problem of School Change.
@miss_mcinerney I just about threw the book across the room when I read the passage where he admitted that he never revises his work.