Tag Archives: Guy Claxton

Let’s Celebrate Divergent Thinking!

Do you see how one thing these two thinkers have in common about explaining divergent thinking involves school? With that in mind, let’s leave behind your school brain and enjoy this moment to foster a new cognitive skill that helps … Continue reading

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Analyzing Art from a General Element of Style to a Specific Detail; Cultivating A Disposition for Becoming a Critical Thinker

Your prompt: In 6-8 sentences of Standard English, connect a nineteenth century American painting to a work of literature that we read this fall term. Explain how one element of style pervades both works and then illuminates a connection (comparison, … Continue reading

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