In Barbara Wade's classroom, every student learns how to think critically and value the skill.
Critical thinking, Barbara says, "Means my students being able to think through things on their own...to peel back layers to get to something meaningful."
In order to help her students solidify these lifelong skills, Barbara brings differentiated and authentic texts, argumentative writing, class-wide discussions and debates, and student choice and voice into the classroom.
"Each of these steps help my students to go deeper and deeper in understanding their topic, empathetically, creatively, and logically," Barbara says.
Mallory Busch is ThinkCERCA's Editor of Content Strategy. A graduate of Northwestern University, Mallory came to ThinkCERCA from stops in audience strategy at TIME magazine and news applications development at Chicago Tribune and The Texas Tribune. She holds degrees in Journalism and International Studies, and was a student fellow at Knight Lab in college.