Donald J. Treffinger asserts that students today must be empowered to become creative thinkers, critical thinkers, and problem solvers. He discusses the relationship between creative and critical thinking, tools for generating ideas, and tools for focusing ideas.
Cindy Harrison and Joelle Killion outline ten (of many) roles that teachers take on to contribute to their schools’ success.
Teacher Ron Berger discusses his desire for all students to be “craftsmen”–to be proud of their work, and to have work worthy of pride. He argues that craftsmanship is developed naturally within cultures of excellence, and so schools should work first on creating a culture of excellence.
This chart lists high-yield instructional strategies, what the research says about them, and how to implement them in classrooms. The information has been adapted from Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement by Robert Marzano.