Thinking It Through
Coaching Students to Be Problem-Solvers
Are you familiar with the six phases of the Cycle of Problem-Solving? This refers to problem-finding and analyzing the audience, researching, generating ideas for solutions, selecting a solution, designing an implementation plan, and self-regulation and setting goals for improvement. Thinking It Through: Coaching Students to Be Problem-Solvers guides educators in integrating creative and critical thinking system for teaching to produce independent problem-solvers. This book includes guiding questions to focus on specific skills and attitudes needed to progress through the Cycle of Problem-Solving and four developmental levels of problem-solving.
“This work is an incredible contribution to teaching problem-solving,”Professor Marcia Delcourt, Coordinator, Ed.D. Instructional Leadership at Western Connecticut State University.
“There will be nothing more essential for students in their personal, professional, and civic lives than to become self-directed, creative problem-solvers.”Ken Kay, the founding CEO of EdLeader21
About the Author:
The authors draw from the works of Thomas Friedman, Bena Kallick, Ken Kay, Robert Marzano, Jay McTighe, Daniel Pink, Ken Robinson, Tony Wagner, Grant Wiggins, and Young Zhao in creating a coherent system for teaching to produce independent problem-solvers.