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Let's Grow: Building Empathy and Social Skills

Life Skills

Critical Thinking: How to "Make Sides" Instead of "Take Sides"

In this 2-day class, students will learn about brain shortcuts, the importance of critical thinking, real-life examples of critical thinking and absence thereof, and finally, a 5-step process on how to think for themselves.
Taylor Spruce, M.Ed Counseling
90 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 27 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
40 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 1 week
11-15
year olds
3-10
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will become stronger and more original critical thinkers and learn to identify faulty lines of logic. 
I graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Psychology. I have also completed a significant amount of graduate level coursework in counseling psychology. Being a teacher for a few years now, I understand the importance of staying in my lane as an educator. This series will not mimic any type of therapy, psychological evaluation, or diagnosis. Rather, I will use my expertise gained from my education to teach students about the science of psychology.
Following our first class, the students will be asked to find and describe an example of lack of critical thought or the use of a logical fallacy. This can be from a personal interaction, TV or the news, or even a celebrity's tweets. Then, they will explain how the person at fault could have used critical thinking to their advantage. The entire assignment should be about one paragraph or 4-5 sentences. The handout is attached on our welcome message- please print it out prior to class time! :)
 1 file available upon enrollment
Please print out the handout attached on the welcome message. It has two in-class journaling prompts and one homework assignment.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
  • NearPod
1 hour 20 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
While the actionable steps learned in class is certainly applicable to students' lives, it is not a substitute for mental health treatment and should not be treated as such. I recognize that every student is different, and to assume otherwise would be irresponsible and incorrect. As with all of my classes, I encourage critical thought and open discussion so that students can agree or disagree with any of the material presented.

Teacher

Taylor Spruce, M.Ed Counseling
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Let's Learn About Psychology!
90 total reviews
123 completed classes

About Me

Hi, I'm Taylor! 

I hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and I'm currently pursuing my Master of Education degree. I've been working with children for about 5 years now as a professional nanny, private tutor, kids... 
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