Thinking Clearly – A New Beginning

A while back I started a working on a project: a book for teenagers and young adults designed to help them develop their critical thinking abilities and skills.

I was making good progress on it up until I started working on my Masters’ degree. It was just too much for me to do that and also try to write a book at the same time. The good news is that I completed my Masters’ last summer and now have a Ma.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. The better news is that much of the reading, research and in-class instruction I was doing for those two years was really relevant to this project. Every time I came across something that is appropriate for this project I would try it out on my students. If it was useful then I would put it into a digital folder.

The best news is that now I have started sorting through all of that material and am ready to begin organizing, writing and editing it all into a form that will go into my book.

My idea is to use this blog to post a lesson or section of a chapter at a time, get some feedback and then pour it into the book. Sort of a blog-to-book way of writing.

So I am opening this up to any and all that would like to participate and help guide the process.

Keep Calm and Think ClearlyHow Can You Help?

You can assist by reviewing my blogs and offering whatever observations, comments and feedback you can when you can.

As I post new topics, feel free to respond with any suggestions you think might be helpful.

To begin with, below is a link to a draft Table of Contents which is my current outline for what to include:

My plan is to then proceed chapter by chapter and then roll-out a draft of the entire book.

Take a quick look at it and let me know what you think, clearly!

I look forward to your responses!

Daniel O’Brien

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