Give a student a 'fishing rod' and you educate them for life."
Thinking, Learning, Cognition
With a solid foundation in thinking and logic skills, struggling students can learn to locate and gather relevant facts, to sort, categorize, sequence, compare, contrast and analyze materials. These learning strategies are critical not only to academic, but also to personal well-being.
Struggling students often see the world with fresh eyes, and so with basic thinking and logic skills firmly in place, they may creatively explore, apply and extend options when facing personal choices and problems. Beyond the obvious crucial benefits to learning in school, children use the same skills to make good choices in life.
Thinking Skills — Struggling students often find it difficult to manipulate, use and apply data, facts and figures. Showing students how to think through a problem is a skill that can be transferred to other problems, no matter what the subject area.
Helping students learn to study for and take tests is essential to success and it reduces stress.
- flash cards — cards containing educational facts used for studying
acronyms — an abbreviation formed from the beginning letters of a name, phrase or educational information
eg., scuba: self–contained underwater breathing apparatus
memory words — are words similar to acronyms to help remember educational information
eg., HOMES: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior — the Great Lakes
memory sentences — creative sentences formed by using the beginning letters to remind the student of the educational information
eg., Aunt Amy is practicing swimming. — Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, Southern — the five major oceans
- practice exams — are used to help test studied information
Learning to read and understand instructions on a test are also critical skills for struggling students.
Logic Skills Worksheets — Brain Teasers & Analogies
Thinking Skills worksheets are designed to teach students how to solve logic problems. The thinking skills logic worksheets include a working chart to help the student as they read thru the clues. These brain teaser worksheets are fun for students and help increase logic skills and build IQs.
Thinking Skills worksheets are at three ability levels:
- Beginner's Level
- Intermediate Level
- Advanced Level
Teach Them How To Think and Give Them the Keys to Learning.
Teaching Resources for Thinking Skills — teaching and practice worksheets, lesson plans, etc.
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