Critical and Creative Thinking
Our students learn to build analytical, critical thinking skills through purposeful evaluation of information. They seek primary sources, evaluate the influence of historical or situational context on outcomes, consider multiple perspectives on issues and challenge their own assumptions.
Their active curiosity deepens their subject matter knowledge, sharpens their critical thinking skills and enables students to develop an informed point of view. Rather than memorizing information, they understand and can apply their knowledge with confidence.
Teachers provide a layered learning approach to help students climb the winding road to higher level critical thinking.
Tower students learn to evaluate current processes, identify opportunities to improve an outcome or experience, and create new, innovative solutions.
Colleen Parenteau, science teacher and permaculture lead at Tower designed a project for her 6th grade students.
Mark Roberge, Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, teaches an MBA course called, The Start-Up Bootcamp.