September is International Strategic Thinking Month!
September is the month dedicated to bringing about awareness for the universal need to improve strategic thinking skills. Strategic thinking is a form of problem solving and involves being able to observe, comprehend, and analyze a variety of information, plan solutions and then select suitable actions to take. Strategic thinking involves more than logic; it is being able to brainstorm and handle unexpected twists and turns and is truly a valuable skill for students to develop.
Thinking skills are an essential tool for being successful in school, social, and home life. How can we help students improve their thinking skills? We can actively ask students for their input, we can teach them to incorporate others’ ideas when they work in groups, we can promote the playing of strategic games like Chess, Backgammon, Parcheesi, Clue, and Battleship, and we can promote ‘out of the box’ thinking.
Let’s use September to give students the opportunity to develop their potential – allow them to work through real-life problems and situations. Let’s promote thinking strategically!
How do you improve your thinking skills?