Fostering Children's Thinking Skills

Learn ways teachers can support children in using thinking skills to gain deeper understandings and acquire new knowledge.

Supporting Materials

Tips for Teachers [PDF, 131KB]

Tips for Teachers: Dual Language Learners [PDF, 181KB]

Tips for Families [PDF, 376KB]

Activities with Families [PDF, 597KB]

Tools for Supervisors [PDF, 212KB]

Helpful Resources [PDF, 85KB]

Materials for Trainers

Presentation [PPTX, 88MB]

Presenter Notes [PDF, 1.5MB]

Learning Activity: Video Review of Book Reading [PDF, 146KB]

Learning Activity: Discussion of Classroom Scenarios [PDF, 147KB]

Learning Activity: Video Review of Nature Walk [PDF, 148KB]

Learning Activity: Planning in Your Classroom [PDF, 161KB]

Tips for Trainers [PDF, 654KB]

Supplemental Videos [PPTX, 226MB]

Supplemental Videos: Dual Language Learners [PPTX, 100MB]

Supplemental Learning Activity: Carousel Brainstorm [PDF, 168KB]

AIAN Materials

Presentation [PPTX, 46MB]

Presenter Notes [PDF, 2.7MB]

Learning Activity: Video Review of Fox Tail [PDF, 143KB]

Learning Activity: Video Review of Blubber Experiment [PDF, 150KB]

All AIAN Materials [ZIP, 48MB]

To view these materials without Internet access, download the Fostering Children's Thinking Skills 15-minute In-service Suite [ZIP, 416MB]. This file contains the resources from "Supporting Materials" and "Materials for Trainers" tabs. Download American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) materials from the AIAN tab. Please ensure your computer meets the minimum system requirements before downloading.

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Topic:Teaching Practices

Resource Type: Video

Last Updated: March 12, 2018