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Baloney detector and kids

A great post.  Just going to link to it without further commentary: http://parent.co/how-to-help-your-kids-build-a-better-bs-detector/ And animations mentioned in the article: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/02/09/critical-thinking/

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Confirmation Bias and 2 4 6

I’ve had good success with this video in helping kids to understand bias.  I pause it frequently and let them make their guesses (writing down their guesses if they can write) and let them “get it wrong” along with the … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking, Logic, and Skepticism for Children Course: Lesson 4 (Patterns)

Opening song: If there’s a question bothering your brain                                                               … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking, Logic, and Skepticism for Children Course: Lesson 3 (Types of Reasoning)

Lesson 3: Review Homework.  Let each child read their essay, and explain how it felt to think as someone else. Inductive and Deductive Reasoning: The Premise: A premise is a statement that an argument claims will induce or justify a … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking, Logic, and Skepticism for Children Course: Lesson 2

Lesson 2 Opening Song (First two verses): If there’s a question bothering your brain That you think you know how to explain You need a test Yeah, think up a test If it’s possible to prove it wrong You’re going … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking, Logic, and Skepticism for Children Course: Lesson 1

Lesson 1 Song[1]: We will be singing this song as part of our opening song: If there’s a question bothering your brain                                     … Continue reading

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