Logical Thinking

Makes logical thinking, questioning, and seeing cross connections an integral part of each lesson.

We can’t assume that thinking is an automatic part of gaining maturity. Teaching students to think is only accomplished by having them do it, monitoring it in Q and A discussion, drawing their attention to where their answer departs from reality (If that, then what?), and inviting them to rethink their answer.

It takes on-going practice and this practice is a part of every BFSU lesson. Pull up the sample lesson plan and focus on the “Methods and Procedures” section. It is much more than a simple recipe for conducting the exercise. At various of points, it asks the teacher to pose a given question and conduct Q and A discussion accordingly. It constantly stimulates students to think about the why of what they are doing/observing/and what it suggests/implies/means, including consideration of cross-connections.