We are about 10 days from the next LCN day. I hope you are enjoying the chapter (#3) on “How To Think”. If you have not started it yet, it is rather long, but it will read like a story since it tracks an intermediate school, IS 318 in Brooklyn, and their chess team. I will be bringing some videos in around this school and relating it to the larger idea of creating thinkers. Enjoy and see you soon!!
Questions that are floating through my brain are around “FLOW” (term is defined in this chapter), and 10,000 hours of practice, coupled with the age old debate of whether it is better to develop interests in lots of things versus whether it is better to develop one skill/interest deeply.
I came across this today and it certainly got me thinking about what critical thinking is needed for success. Then I started thinking about what children need to be successful…….and what a juxtapositition it all became. I thought you would enjoy reading it also!
We were off to a great start on the book by reviewing the first chapter, “How to fail (and how not to)”. Since the chapter is rather lengthy, we viewed some YouTube selections to give us an quick overview. Our goal is to read the chapter thoroughly by January, along with chapter two.
Here are the videos we viewed and discussed:
As an aside, I ran into a retired teaching friend who is working with some students in an alternative ed environment in the area. Her job is to get them to pass an English class. As she began to share all the unbelievable drama she was encountering as she worked with this young adults, I was imediately taken to the first chapter of our book! Needless to say, I reached in my bag and gave her the book to read. I felt it may give her some background knowledge to benefit her work.