Katie Kimball • TEDxBismarck
What if Kids Never Build Critical Thinking Skills?
Today’s hyper-connected world inundates us with information, but is it possible we’re losing the ability to think for ourselves? Is connectivity sabotaging human connection? Is critical thinking losing ground to getting in line? Katie Kimball is an educator, online entrepreneur, and most importantly, a mom of 4 thinking children with a message all parents desperately need. YES, worried parents: Your kids can learn to think critically. No, it will not take all the brain cells you have left. It will take some intention to build a spirit of curiosity, attitude of adaptability, and capacity for resilience. These are the habits your kids need early on to assess information, ask the right questions, and come out on top, with their intellect and sense of self intact. It’s time to put critical thinking under the microscope and take practical steps forward. This generation is counting on us.