Whenever possible, find a way to promote Higher Order Thinking Skills into your daily lessons.
Students must do more than just memorize and retell information. They have to think about what they have learned and not just play back information like a tape recorder does.
They will more easily retain the information they learn if they have to use those facts or manipulate them.
Examples of the ways they can reach higher thinking levels are to predict, estimate, define, evaluate, diagram, construct, order, classify, identify, etc.
Encourage your students to think!
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