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Thinking about Thinking Is Essential for Learning

"A good way to build awareness and improve thinking skills is to [] talk about what is going inside [your] head[] when [] approaching a task, instead of focusing on []getting the right answer. Practice with the intent of keeping the thinking process going–to sustain 'openture' rather than coming to closure.

Ask questions such as, 'What was going inside your head to come up with that answer?' 'What was your strategy?' 'How else could you have done that?' Talking about thinking begets more thinking."

--Dr. Marvin Marshall

You can read more of Dr. Marshall's article here:

http://gazette.teachers.net/gazette/wordpress/marvin-marshall/thinking-about-thinking-is-essential-for-learning/