"A good teacher knows that the best way to help students
learn is to allow them to find the truth by themselves." Noam Chomsky (Chomsky on MisEducation, 2000, p. 21)

Detail of Think, Care, Act artwork by J. Kadir CannonTo think critically means to be able to analyze the multiple messages surrounding us in the media and political bazaar. Students must learn to engage media with their critical thinking antennae up and working, when facing information in textbooks, primary sources, and newspapers (should they continue to exist); when evaluating information conveyed by teachers, parents, politicians, and others in authority; and when consuming messages conveyed in music, movies, TV, advertisements, online social networking venues, and YouTube videos (as well as multiple forms of new media to come).

By encouraging imagination and the ability to creatively think about the past, present, and future, we provide students with tools to envision and create the future in which they want to live. Creative thinking also allows students to imagine how others feel and helps them step into the metaphorical shoes of their classmates and international peers.

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