At the Rio School District we teach students to be critical thinkers, to be curious, motivated, self-reflective learners who ask thoughtful questions to deepen understanding, and ignite work worth doing.

crit·i·cal think·ing :
  • noun – the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment. “professors often find it difficult to encourage critical thinking amongst their students”
What outcomes do we expect to see and hear from our students in the area of Critical Thinking?

Problem solve through a range of modalities.

IMG_9310 – Kimberly Landberg (1)

Student should be able to look at a problem and come up with logical , multi-faceted solutions

D5CF201F-A992-4300-A2D7-436C5CE46A8A – Elizabeth Clayton Bennett

Ss utilize a variety of disciplines and skills, both academic and non-academic, to form a judgement or solution towards a real-world problem based on a felt need.

9A99BEAF-1DEA-4396-AA37-BCB140AEFF92 – David Romano

Ss ebbing and flowing through failure and success While they meander on the river of learning.

Critical Thinking 2 – Leigh Watson

Different strategies to get to the solution. Thinking outside the box. Using a variety of resources.

15344433058884635021172749204923 – Rebecca Bautista

Asking questions and thinking outside of the box.

image – Victor Anaya

Sharing of unique ideas with varied solutions that are brought together to create one outcome.

image – Max Martinez

Student should persevere, take risks, collaborate, create and analyze.

7E9197D9-AB8E-470E-9FAB-CC9DB3DF85F6 – Jillian Ackerman

Students should be able to analyze, communicate in written form and verbally. Students should also be given the opportunity to come up with questions and apply their knowledge while using academic language.

Critical Thinking – Leigh Watson

Problem solving, analyzing, generate multiple solutions, access/research/find information, transfer skills to everyday problems, looking at media critically, thinking outside the box

image – Robert Guynn

Asking questions

570C4DD9-59AB-4CCA-BC0B-AE868D39B329 – Michelle Geair

GRIT

image – Tony Ostrowski

Thinking outside the box and using multiple modes of thought.

image – Megan Vargas

Think Outside the Box

1534440869397728125494274112307 – Joseph Stewart

Perseverence and thinking outside the box. Representing their thoughts and defending them.

image – Heather Knauer

Students should be able to solve abstract problems by investing to find their own solutions.

9B3C5364-431D-470F-8DB3-A053946A399E – Marcy Lewis-Abriol

Talking, sharing, and listening

7BBDC777-AD44-47DA-9067-4296F86DE871 – Cesar Rosales

Multiple strategies

45F43B60-532E-4183-BE17-8ED6F2543B00 – Denis O_Leary

Thinking outside the boxes, taking different perspectives, ingenuity, evaluating, questioning beyond given information

image – Stefanie Terrazas

Making connections outside of the classroom. Global innovators and 21st century learners and leaders.

IMG_20180816_100444204 – Augustine Garcia

Thinking outside the boxes, taking different perspectives, ingenuity, evaluating, questioning beyond given information

06FDE54F-E5FF-4E2C-8F6E-D790C5D53813 – Kylie Francis

Making connections outside of the classroom. Global innovators and 21st century learners and leaders.

15344414378981053271085734740535 – Mr. Koga

Understanding and analyzing

8B57C018-A86E-4A66-A690-9E4420328D63 – Courtney Downing
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