That’s why teachers are trying to help students develop their thinking skills instead of just learning a bunch a facts.
Parents can help teens learn to think more actively. You can:
Encourage your child to ask questions about the world.
Actively listen to your child’s conversations. Respond seriously to the questions she raises.
When your child expresses feelings, ask why she feels that way.
Ask your child to find facts to support her opinions.
Use the TV as the basis for family discussions.
Ask your child what questions teachers are raising in class. For example, a civics teacher might be “asking” about current global concerns.
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