Have you ever tried herding cats? I sometimes feel like I'm slowly shooing, pulling back to the group, releasing the spastic energy of the thoughts and ideas of my students - all the while trying to make our way toward better critical thinking!
Our last chat of January 2016 was dedicated to the best practices we can use increase the critical thinking skills of our gifted students. We discussed foundation skills, reasoning, questioning, and the activities and techniques that best help us teach these skills to our gifted students.
Happy Critical Thinking!