Thursday, May 7, 2009
Target Thinking Skills for My Classroom
The thinking skills that need to be targeted in my classroom center around the weaknesses demonstrated most frequently. I also chose the thinking skills that I felt would help my students relate and function successfully in real world situations. For example, many of the students in my class for students with emotional disabilities are very impulsive. Managing this impulsiveness would have a direct positive effect on their classroom experiences. Organizing and analyzing information are also essential skills. Examining meta cognition can serve as a platform to teach decision making skills and responsible risk taking behaviors. Finding humor is also important to my classroom so that students feel that creating and learning can be positive.