Critical and Creative Thinking Strategies
Level I services are open access and a part of the curriculum for all students. Teachers embed critical and creative thinking strategies in lessons across all subject areas and grade levels.
CCT - Fluency, Originality, Flexibility, and Elaboration
Fluency, Originality, Flexibility, and Elaboration (FOFE) is a strong thinking strategy that is part of the 9 CCT strategies we will focus on throughout the year. The past few weeks, students had the opportunity to work with Mrs. Keninitz learning about this thinking strategy!
CCT - Plus - Minus - Interesting
The PMI strategy encourages students to think about many possibilities, and to explore the positive and negative aspects of ideas or activities. PMI encourages students to develop the habit of looking beyond the polarity of “yes or no,” “wrong or right,” “my answer or your answer.”
CCT - Encapsulation
Encapsulation is the process of stating ideas in a concise, precise form. It is not a summary and does not involve simply stating the main idea or restating information or opinions. Encapsulation requires students to synthesize information and nuances in order to capture the essence of an idea, object, or activity, and then communicate their thoughts clearly.