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How Can We Teach Critical Thinking Skills?

By Larry Ferlazzo — November 03, 2011 1 min read

This week’s question comes from an educator who prefers to remain anonymous:

How do you go about teaching critical thinking skills?

Boy, this is sure an important issue! And one where we often need to remember William Butler Yeats’ often quoted comment: “Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.”

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