Fostering Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
The Septermber 2011 cluster of Young Children, "Fostering Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills in Young Children," offers various approaches to build on children's natural inquisitivesness. Articles cover implementing critical inquiry curricula, incorporating a metacognitive approach to reading comprehension in second grade, creating movement activities that enhance preschoolers' working memory, using homemade toys to promote infant and toddler cognitive development, and more.
NAEYC members can read this entire issue of Young Children online in the Members Only area.
Moving Bodies, Building Minds: Foster Preschoolers' Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Through Movement/Michelle L. Marigliano and Michele J. Russo
The Reading Chair/Isabel Baker and Miriam Baker Schiffer
Rocking and Rolling: Supporting Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families. Creating Healthy Attachments to the Babies in You Care/Linda Gillespie and Amy Hunter
On Our Minds. Men in Teaching: Gender Equality through the Promise of Gender Balance/Men in Education Network (MEN) Interest Forum
Focus on Ethics: Misleading the State Inspector: The Response/Stephanie Feeney and Nancy Freeman
Affiliate Successes. Innovative Ways to Expand Membership and Outreach: Hawaii's "Bank on It!" Campaign/Kathy Murphy, Troy Jarrell, Shelly Ng, Mike Fahey, and Derrick Isono