Description of Strategies
TregoED teaches four distinct critical thinking strategies, each of which is used for handling different types of situations. Each strategy incorporates proven best practices and utilizes easy-to-follow steps.
How can I best understand and address a complicated issue?
- Conflict resolution
- Airing stakeholder concerns
- Preparing for a new initiative
- Examining a multifaceted issue (i.e., school violence)
How can I ensure decisions meet required and desired goals?
- Making high-visibility, difficult choices (i.e., budget cuts)
- Organizational decisions (i.e., hiring/firing)
- Helping groups make recommendations (i.e., textbook selection)
How do I identify the underlying causes of a problem so it can be solved?
- Gathering and analyzing data for more effective problem-solving (i.e., analyzing test results)
- Identifying true causes for persistent problems (i.e., variations in student achievement)
- Using facts to diffuse emotion on controversial issues (i.e., safety issues)
Potential Problem Analysis
How do I prepare for problems/opportunities that could impact our success?
- Implementing new programs, changes and initiatives (i.e., new district policies/mandates)
- Preparing for a significant event (i.e., accreditation review)