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Decision Making, Critical Thinking & Framing Arguments for Pre-Teens

This ongoing class focuses on “how to think” and make good decisions. This becomes learning to write good arguments and the beginning of debate preparation. Identifying faulty thinking is an essential life skill.
Mike Hatcher
380 total reviews for this teacher
17 reviews for this class
Completed by 224 learners
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

1. Learn critical thinking steps before forming an opinion.    
2. Spotting logic fallacies – and framing their thoughts with sound logic.    
3. How these principles play out when reading, hearing lectures and speaking.    
I’ve taught in the nonprofit sector for 20 years, public/private education for 6+ years, and homeschooled 2 boys for 8 years. 
There will be an average of 1 hour of homework for class. This will include weekly assignments that follow the class lesson that will integrate with the Student Entrepreneur Project Presentation.
Available if requested based on class participation, preparation for discussions, and the Student Presentation.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Mastering Logical Fallacies: The Definitive Guide to Flawless Rhetoric and Bulletproof Logic, Michael Withey
Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman


Mike Hatcher
Lives in the United States
I'm passionate about teaching and instilling the "love of learning!"
380 total reviews
662 completed classes

About Me

I've been teaching here on Outschool for a year (May 2020) now. It has been my pleasure to teach more than 1100 students here this last year. I find that a dialog with parents is very helpful for encouraging success for students.

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