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A Crucial Education Reform

44516292 - critical thinking words in thought clouds behind a thinker to illustrate using analysis and careful process or system to look for improvement or increased resultsWith a new administration comes renewed hope of meaningful education reform. Among the most needed reforms is one that ought to be obvious but is seldom addressed—helping students achieve intellectual maturity by developing in them the habits of mind proven effective in meeting life’s challenges. The most basic of those habits are the following:

Controlling emotion. The tendency to respond emotionally to problems and issues is natural, but it can lead to hasty and often mistaken conclusions.… Read More