Thinkers are people who exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively. They recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.


    Making the IB Connection at School!

    Students discussed what it means to be a thinker, then they were asked to do some critical thinking in small groups.  Each small group received an activity that challenged them cognitively.  The great part is that they could work together to come up with the answers!  Every person on the team had a job whether it was collector of materials, reader of directions, scribe (the only one who could write the answers), or material return.  Charter Oak Bobcats sure are great thinkers!!!  
    Making the IB Connection at Home 
    *        Encourage your child to try to think of solutions to problems independently.
    *         Pose different real-life problems and questions to your child.

                                     1. “I’m not sure how to arrange the glasses so they can all fit in the                                        cupboard.”

                                           2. “I wonder how much the groceries in the cart will cost…how can we make an estimate?
    *         Ask your child questions these questions when they are working on a problem:
                      1.“Do you have any ideas about how to begin?
        2. “How can we do this differently?
             3. “What other ways can we show that?”