Presentations and Papers

Below are the presentations and papers that either I or my teaching partners have prepared on critical thinking strategies. Feel free to use whatever will help you in the classroom or your work.

This page is under construction and should be current by April 1, 2018.

National Catholic Educational Association – 2009 – Slow Down – Critical Thinking Construction Zone

International Conference for Critical Thinking – 2009 – Critical Thinking Strategies That Work

Junipero Serra High School – Critical Thinking 101 – An Introduction to the Paul/Elder Model of Critical Thinking

National Catholic Educational Association – 2010 – Critical Thinking Through Questions and Socratic DiscussionHandout

American Academy of Religion – Western Region – 2010 – The Paul/Elder Model of Critical Thinking in Theology – with Dr. Laura Ramey – Presentation

International Conference for Critical Thinking – 2010 – The Logic Wheel – Strategies for the Classroom

International Conference for Critical Thinking – 2010 – A Practical Framework for Developing Questioning Skills

International Conference for Critical Thinking – 2011 – “In the book it says…” – Reading and Writing Strategies for the Critical Mind

California Association of Teachers of English – 2012 – Critical Thinking Strategies for Reading and Writing

Berkeley Heights Elementary School – Critical Thinking 101 – The Elements of Thought

International Conference for Critical Thinking – 2012

California Association of Teachers of English – 2013 – Question and Writing Strategies for the Critical Mind

International Conference for Critical Thinking – 2013 – From the Trenches: Classroom Strategies for Equipping Students to Think CriticallyHandoutWhat Makes a Strategy a Critical Thinking Strategy?

National Catholic Educational Association – 2014 – Teaching Students to Understand DeeplyHandout

International Conference for Critical Thinking – 2015 – From Theory to Practice: Using Richard Paul’s Framework for Critical Thinking to Address the Common Core State Standards – Handout

National Catholic Educational Association – Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Empowering Students to Ask Strong Questions – Laura Ramey –