The students at Ashburn Elementary in Chicago have a lot to say when it comes to the importance of critical thinking.
For years, Ashburn has partnered with ThinkCERCA to help students grow their critical thinking skills through the practice of argumentative writing, discussion, and debate.
"Critical thinking is a skill that needs to be learned," says Ashburn Elementary Teacher Barbara Wade. "It's life: being able to make decisions and adapt to situations."
By giving students the skills to analyze what they see and hear, gather evidence to support their viewpoints, and appreciate counterarguments, we can truly prepare the next generation for success.