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This endeavor is about refreshing K12 education: curriculum, teaching methods, and teacher continuing education process
Classroom management is not a certification; it’s a dynamic process.
Experiential education promotes critical thinking development.
“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.”
~ Joseph Campbell
Six-in-ten adults say the public K-12 education system has a lot of responsibility in making sure the U.S. workforce has the right skills and education to be successful in today's economy, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in association with the Markle Foundation in 2016.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/08/25/most-americans-say-k-12-schools-have-a-lot-of-responsibility-in-workforce-preparation/
Are public schools preparing K12 students for a successful career in today’s economy? Me thinks not.
Wouldn’t it be nice to see K12 schools offering classes on topics of .....

- home economics
- financial planning
- wood shop
- metal shop
- drafting - architecture
- electronics
- plumbing

... Material that can be useful during a productive life
Is it to refresh the curriculum of K12 schools?
Critical thinking can be seen as having two components: 1) a set of information and belief generating and processing skills, and 2) the habit, based on intellectual commitment, of using those skills to guide behavior. It is thus to be contrasted with: 1) the mere acquisition and retention of information alone, because it involves a particular way in which information is sought and treated; 2) the mere possession of a set of skills, because it involves the continual use of them; and 3) the mere use of those skills ("as an exercise") without acceptance of their results.

Critical thinking varies according to the motivation underlying it. When grounded in selfish motives, it is often manifested in the skillful manipulation of ideas in service of one’s own, or one's groups’, vested interest. As such it is typically intellectually flawed, however pragmatically successful it might be. When grounded in fairmindedness and intellectual integrity, it is typically of a higher order intellectually, though subject to the charge of "idealism" by those habituated to its selfish use.

https://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/defining-critical-thinking/766
Why should high schools assess critical thinking as a learning outcome? …. because critical thinking is more important to human survival than reading, writing or mathematics. Critical thinking is now widely recognized as an essential educational outcome and a powerful and vital resource in one’s personal and civic life. Teaching students to think critically is a central educational goal.  But unless students are capable of critical thinking, it is highly unlikely that they will benefit from instruction even when curriculum is well designed. They are at risk of failing or not graduating.

https://www.insightassessment.com/article/critical-thinking-a-high-school-learning-outcome
Forwarded from Candace Owens
Reason number 62,472 that I will not be touching the vaccine. Too much Big Pharma collusion. That, and the multi-billion dollar "all the cool kids are doing it" global marketing campaign for a product with no long term trials available is beyond creepy. https://t.co/o0aobdPamX
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Critical thinking in action.