Easily one of the top 3 books I’ve read this year, and I’m terribly sad it’s over. In all my years of teaching and learning, I’ve never had critical thinking explicitly laid out and explained to me so clearly. I wish this book was around when I was a classroom teacher-it would have dramatically altered the way I approach teaching. Upon finishing the audiobook from my library, I purchased a copy for reference as I embark on my own critical thinking journey. I cannot teach my children to think critically if I don’t practice it myself.
4.5 stars rounded up. This is not my usual genre and it took me a long time to get through it. But there were some chapters and ideas that I read voraciously. I loved the ideas and activities presented although most were not applicable to my very young children yet. However, I can see this book impacting how I think and how I raise my children.
Brilliantly written — a book I will return to again and again! It was helpful not only for learning ways to guide my children to become critical thinkers, but also for learning ways I can improve my own ways of reflection and understanding. Julie will give you the “courage to change your mind.”
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