Example  Example
 Acknowledging failure as essential to learning   Identifying premises, conditions and/or constraints   
 Comparing and contrasting   Identifying problems and solutions    
 Considering other people’s points of view    Identifying relationships (cause and effect, means and end, part and whole)  
Deducing/Inferring/Predicting   Making analogies   
Discussing global issues as they relate to the classroom    Questioning   
Entertaining alternative problem-solving options    Recognizing poor reasoning   
Evaluating options    Taking intellectual risks   
Forming conclusions and judgments    Talking about one’s thinking   
Generating patterns, identifying trends, making generalizations, contemplating big ideas and concepts     Thinking metaphorically   

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Practices to encourage higher order thinking in your classroom.