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Navigating Classroom Communication: A Deep Dive into Argumentative vs. Aggressive Dynamics

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Communication dynamics between educators in the realm of education, the art of constructive argumentative communication is crucial for the holistic development of students. It's not just about conveying information - it’s also about fostering a positive atmosphere conducive to growth and exploration.

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How to Improve Essay Writing Skills–Tips and Strategies

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Abbie Kay points out that a well-organized essay helps guide the reader through your arguments coherently and logically. Focusing on these structural components will ensure that your essays are well-organized and easy to follow, enhancing the clarity of your argument.

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Why Old Arguments for Earning a Diploma Don't Resonate With My Students — and Which Ones Will

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For years, I’ve worked with young people during one of the most significant transitions of their lives.

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The 8 Elements of Critical Thinking

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The purpose of critical thinking is to inform our behaviours, actions, decisions and to "improve our ability to reason and generate strong arguments" (Hanscomb, 2016, p. In this non-critical state, the mind becomes a warehouse of facts, a receptacle of unfiltered ideas and arguments. The taken for granted becomes the norm.

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Why Schools Should Teach Philosophy, Even to Little Kids

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That’s the surprising argument made by Scott Hershovitz, a professor of philosophy and law at the University of Michigan. We respond with evidence and arguments and we offer them reasons, and we do it all respectfully. Little kids make better philosophers than most adults.

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6 Tech Activities for Your Summer School Program

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They tie arguments to class reading, general knowledge as well as evidence from research. As they work, students “…construct viable arguments and critique reasoning of others…” More specifically (Common Core Appendix C): introduce claim. provide a concluding statement that follows from argument presented. Educational links.

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What If Myths, Metaphors and Riddles Are the Key to Reshaping K-12 Education?

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That’s the argument of Kieran Egan, a Canadian philosopher and longtime professor at Simon Fraser University who passed away in 2022. The argument in Egan’s book is hard to summarize, but the thrust is that the way schools teach has become too disconnected from the way young people are wired to learn.