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CoRT 1 Breadth Thinking Tools PowerPoint Presentation

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Designed with busy teachers in mind, this presentation can be used right away. It reinforces the student work cards in the student notes booklet. It is designed to enable teachers to create custom topics for student learning. All ten tools in CoRT 1 are covered.

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CoRT 1 Breadth Thinking Tools PowerPoint Presentation

  1. 1. 2 Thinking: “The operational skill with which intelligence acts upon experience.” —Edward de Bono
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  3. 3. 4 Key Points: • Think using one thinking tool at a time. • There is no one right order to these thinking tools. • Use the thinking tools that make sense for your thinking challenge. • The tools emphasize thinking as a deliberate act rather than a reactive one. • The tools are designed to be used objectively with an open mind—to broaden perception instead of defending a particular point of view.
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  5. 5. 6 Practice Topic #1 By law all cars should be painted bright yellow.
  6. 6. 7 Practice Topic #2 People should wear badges showing whether they are in a good mood or bad mood that day.
  7. 7. 8 Practice Topic #3 A group of citizens has asked city government to remove all the traffic lights in the city.
  8. 8. 9 Practice Topic #4 Every adult should spend one week a year working on the police force.
  9. 9. 10 Practice Topic #5 Everyone takes the month of August off for vacation.
  10. 10. 11 Assigned Practice Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Practice Topic here.
  11. 11. 12 Process Discussion Refer to the questions on your student work cards.
  12. 12. 13 Principles • Pick out the principle you think is most important. • Make up a new principle. • Criticize a principle. In your work groups, refer to your student work cards and
  13. 13. 14 Project Topic #1 All cars should be banned from city centers so that people can walk about freely.
  14. 14. 15 Project Topic #2 Every young person should adopt an old person to care for.
  15. 15. 16 Project Topic #3 Students should be allowed to go to school whatever hours they want as long as they earn a B average or better.
  16. 16. 17 Assigned Project Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Assigned Project Topic here.
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  19. 19. 20 Practice Topic #1 What factors should you consider when choosing a house pet?
  20. 20. 21 Practice Topic #2 If you were interviewing someone to be a teacher, what factors would you consider?
  21. 21. 22 Practice Topic #3 Do a full CAF on the factors involved in choosing a babysitter.
  22. 22. 23 Practice Topic #4 You have received a grant of $100,000 to design a new theme park ride for Disneyland. Do a CAF on the factors you would need to consider.
  23. 23. 24 Practice Topic #5 There is a plan to turn a public golf course at the edge of a growing town into a new shopping center. This is backed by store owners and shoppers but opposed by environmentalists and golfers. What factors should be considered in the final decision?
  24. 24. 25 Assigned Practice Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Practice Topic here.
  25. 25. 26 Process Discussion Refer to the questions on your student work cards.
  26. 26. 27 Principles • Pick out the principle you think is most important. • Make up a new principle. • Criticize a principle. In your work groups, refer to your student work cards and
  27. 27. 28 Project Topic #1 Do a CAF on designing a website.
  28. 28. 29 Project Topic #2 Do a CAF on deciding how to spend your vacation time.
  29. 29. 30 Project Topic #3 Do a CAF on selecting a career to pursue.
  30. 30. 31 Assigned Project Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Assigned Project Topic here.
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  33. 33. 34 Practice Topic #1 Your class needs to create some new rules for parents to obey while attending student events at your school. Think of four new rules.
  34. 34. 35 Practice Topic #2 Do a PMI on the new rules you just created in number 1 above.
  35. 35. 36 Practice Topic #3 Many students use their cell phones or PDA’s during class time. New rules are being created for cell phone and PDA use in class. Do a CAF on this situation. Think of three new rules that should be considered.
  36. 36. 37 Practice Topic #4 A group of people sail away to an island to start a new life. They abolish money, property, and all the old rules. They soon find that no one wants to do the hard work needed to grow food and build houses. Do a CAF on this situation and then invent some rules.
  37. 37. 38 Practice Topic #5 A new rule is suggested for marriages. Married couples have to renew or cancel their marriages every ten years. Do a PMI on this new rule.
  38. 38. 39 Assigned Practice Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Practice Topic here.
  39. 39. 40 Process Discussion Refer to the questions on your student work cards.
  40. 40. 41 Principles • Pick out the principle you think is most important. • Make up a new principle. • Criticize a principle. In your work groups, refer to your student work cards and
  41. 41. 42 Project Topic #1 If you were running an Italian restaurant, what rules for staff would you insist on?
  42. 42. 43 Project Topic #2 If you were organizing a competition to award $50,000.00 for the best new hobby for kids, what rules would you make for this competition?
  43. 43. 44 Project Topic #3 Should there be any rules for fire fighter strikes? If so, what are they?
  44. 44. 45 Assigned Project Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Assigned Project Topic here.
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  47. 47. 48 Practice Topic #1 A new electronic robot is invented to replace all human labor in factories. The invention is announced. Do a C&S on the use of this new tool.
  48. 48. 49 Practice Topic #2 A new device makes it possible to tell whenever someone is telling a lie. Do an immediate, short-term and long-term C&S. Define the timeframes.
  49. 49. 50 Practice Topic #3 A decision is suggested that would allow school children to leave school and start earning a living as soon as they want to after the age of 12. Do a C&S on this from the point of view of a student who leaves early, from the point of view of the school, and from the point of view of society in general.
  50. 50. 51 Practice Topic #4 The price of houses and condominiums rises to the point where young adults cannot afford to buy them. What do you think will happen? Do an immediate and short- term C&S on this.
  51. 51. 52 Practice Topic #5 A new law is introduced which allows Canadians, Americans, and Mexicans to travel, live or work anywhere they want to in North America. What will change? Do a full C&S.
  52. 52. 53 Assigned Practice Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Practice Topic here.
  53. 53. 54 Process Discussion Refer to the questions on your student work cards.
  54. 54. 55 Principles • Pick out the principle you think is most important. • Make up a new principle. • Criticize a principle. In your work groups, refer to your student work cards and
  55. 55. 56 Project Topic #1 The world runs out of oil and gas. Do a C&S on this.
  56. 56. 57 Project Topic #2 All school examinations are abolished. Do a C&S on this.
  57. 57. 58 Project Topic #3 Do a C&S on joining a protest march to the save polar bears.
  58. 58. 59 Assigned Project Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Assigned Project Topic here.
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  61. 61. 62 Practice Topic #1 A daughter has made her parents very angry. They decide to double her allowance. Do an AGO on the parents’ goals.
  62. 62. 63 Practice Topic #2 Do an AGO on your objectives if you won $25,000.00 on a game show.
  63. 63. 64 Practice Topic #3 We have to eat food to live. Different people have different objectives for food. Do an AGO for the following people: parents, chef, grocery store owner, frozen food manufacturer, dairy farmer, and vegetarian.
  64. 64. 65 Practice Topic #4 Do an AGO for having the police ride bicycles instead of motorcycles or squad cars.
  65. 65. 66 Practice Topic #5 You are the commander of a spacecraft approaching Earth from another planet. Do an AGO to show the objectives you might have.
  66. 66. 67 Assigned Practice Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Practice Topic here.
  67. 67. 68 Process Discussion Refer to the questions on your student work cards.
  68. 68. 69 Principles • Pick out the principle you think is most important. • Make up a new principle. • Criticize a principle. In your work groups, refer to your student work cards and
  69. 69. 70 Project Topic #1 Mr. Fisher owns a house in the country. Mrs. Chavez wants to buy the farm next door and build 50 houses on the land. Do an AGO for each person. See if they share any AGO’s.
  70. 70. 71 Project Topic #2 You are setting out to design a completely new type of house. What would your objectives be?
  71. 71. 72 Project Topic #3 What are the objectives of a school principal?
  72. 72. 73 Assigned Project Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Assigned Project Topic here.
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  75. 75. 76 Practice Topic #1 The mayor wants to do something about the graffiti that keeps getting sprayed on city buildings. What objectives and factors should the mayor consider? Do an AGO and a CAF.
  76. 76. 77 Practice Topic #2 Lay out a plan that the mayor could use to reach his AGO’s. Divide the plan into three stages.
  77. 77. 78 Practice Topic #3 Do a short-term and a medium-term C&S on the plan you created above.
  78. 78. 79 Practice Topic #4 Your goal is to make money using your choice of any three of the following items: three skateboards, a camel, 500 used CD’s, one ton of red paint, one 10-pound bag of rice, a violin, perfume bottle, and an umbrella. Make a plan showing how you would use your choice of three items to make money.
  79. 79. 80 Practice Topic #5 How would you plan to catch the thief who has been stealing bicycles at the local pool? Think of at least two plans and do a PMI on each.
  80. 80. 81 Assigned Practice Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Practice Topic here.
  81. 81. 82 Process Discussion Refer to the questions on your student work cards.
  82. 82. 83 Principles • Pick out the principle you think is most important. • Make up a new principle. • Criticize a principle. In your work groups, refer to your student work cards and
  83. 83. 84 Project Topic #1 You get permission to use the school as a recording studio on weekends. Do a PMI on this idea and make your plan.
  84. 84. 85 Project Topic #2 Rome and Paris are popular destinations for school trips. Some students want to go to Beijing instead. Do an AGO, a CAF, a PMI, and a C&S to plan the school trip.
  85. 85. 86 Project Topic #3 How would you encourage people to exercise everyday? Make a plan.
  86. 86. 87 Assigned Project Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Assigned Project Topic here.
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  89. 89. 90 Practice Topic #1 Do a CAF on selecting a house to buy. If you had to pick the top three priorities from these factors which ones would you choose? Why?
  90. 90. 91 Practice Topic #2 A mother learns that her twelve-year-old daughter has stolen an expensive bottle of perfume. What should the mother’s priorities be in dealing with her daughter?
  91. 91. 92 Practice Topic #3 Do an AGO on planning a graduation party and then do a FIP on the objectives.
  92. 92. 93 Practice Topic #4 A nineteen-year-old boy asks his parents for some money because he wants to spend a year traveling around India. What should their priorities be in deciding whether to help him or not?
  93. 93. 94 Practice Topic #5 When people vote to elect a politician, what do you think their priorities should be? Do an AGO and list four priorities.
  94. 94. 95 Assigned Practice Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Practice Topic here.
  95. 95. 96 Process Discussion Refer to the questions on your student work cards.
  96. 96. 97 Principles • Pick out the principle you think is most important. • Make up a new principle. • Criticize a principle. In your work groups, refer to your student work cards and
  97. 97. 98 Project Topic #1 What do you think the priorities should be in running a school?
  98. 98. 99 Project Topic #2 If you were buying a laptop, what features would you look for? Do a CAF and then a FIP.
  99. 99. 100 Project Topic #3 You lead a committee that must decide how to spend the budget money to renovate an aging sports complex. What would your priorities be?
  100. 100. 101 Assigned Project Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Assigned Project Topic here.
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  103. 103. 104 Practice Topic #1 A man goes into a bar and asks for a drink of water. The bartender gives him a drink of water and then suddenly screams. What possible explanations are there?
  104. 104. 105 Practice Topic #2 The Post Office is losing a lot of money. What alternatives can you think of to help the Post Office to make money?
  105. 105. 106 Practice Topic #3 You can’t sleep because your neighbor plays loud music every night. What choices do you have?
  106. 106. 107 Practice Topic #4 Fewer students want to study to become scientists. What are some possible actions that can be taken to encourage more students to be scientists?
  107. 107. 108 Practice Topic #5 Do an APC on all the possible ways you could listen to music.
  108. 108. 109 Assigned Practice Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Practice Topic here.
  109. 109. 110 Process Discussion Refer to the questions on your student work cards.
  110. 110. 111 Principles • Pick out the principle you think is most important. • Make up a new principle. • Criticize a principle. In your work groups, refer to your student work cards and
  111. 111. 112 Project Topic #1 Do an APC on new designs for jeans.
  112. 112. 113 Project Topic #2 You are going to a career fair to learn about career choices. Do an APC on other ways to learn about career choices.
  113. 113. 114 Project Topic #3 What alternative courses of action are there to reduce your energy bills?
  114. 114. 115 Assigned Project Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Assigned Project Topic here.
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  117. 117. 118 Practice Topic #1 A police officer notices a strange light in a warehouse at night and has to make a quick decision on what to do. Do an APC for the police officer.
  118. 118. 119 Practice Topic #2 The school jazz band is the best in the country and receives many invitations to perform in other cities. The band has just received two fantastic invitations for the same dates- the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Newport Beach Jazz Festival. How will they decide which event to attend?
  119. 119. 120 Practice Topic #3 Your parents are planning a family camping trip. You are allowed to invite three of your cousins. It’s hard to choose. You have seven cousins and you all get along great. How will you decide what to do?
  120. 120. 121 Practice Topic #4 You have to decide whether to accept $100 now or $200 in a year’s time. Do a C&S on both choices. Which do you choose? Explain your reasons.
  121. 121. 122 Practice Topic #5 You have to set the rules for watching TV at the child care center at your work. Do an AGO and a CAF. Decide on three rules. Explain your reasons.
  122. 122. 123 Assigned Practice Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Practice Topic here.
  123. 123. 124 Process Discussion Refer to the questions on your student work cards.
  124. 124. 125 Principles • Pick out the principle you think is most important. • Make up a new principle. • Criticize a principle. In your work groups, refer to your student work cards and
  125. 125. 126 Project Topic #1 You have been saving to buy a cell phone. Your friend offers to sell you a great new phone that he says he found on the street. The price is much lower than stores are asking for this kind of phone. How do you decide what to do?
  126. 126. 127 Project Topic #2 A majority of students at your school are against a new dress code that the principal had announced. They want to get the dress code revoked. How can they decide what to do?
  127. 127. 128 Project Topic #3 Decide how to divide up student project work for a team assignment.
  128. 128. 129 Assigned Project Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Assigned Project Topic here.
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  131. 131. 132 Practice Topic #1 Parents forbid their underage teenagers to go to restricted movies at the local movie theatre. What is the view of the parents, teenagers, and theatre owner?
  132. 132. 133 Practice Topic #2 The local factory that produces household cleaning products wants to close and move to a country with cheaper labor and lax environmental laws. Do an OPV for the factory owner, the workers, local government, and environmentalists.
  133. 133. 134 Practice Topic #3 There is a city bus strike. Do an OPV for bus drivers, passengers, parking lot owners, employers, and bus mechanics.
  134. 134. 135 Practice Topic #4 Your next door neighbor cuts down the shade trees on his property line between your homes. Do an OPV.
  135. 135. 136 Practice Topic #5 Parents are thinking about canceling cable/satellite TV service. Do an OPV.
  136. 136. 137 Assigned Practice Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Practice Topic here.
  137. 137. 138 Process Discussion Refer to the questions on your student work cards.
  138. 138. 139 Principles • Pick out the principle you think is most important. • Make up a new principle. • Criticize a principle. In your work groups, refer to your student work cards and
  139. 139. 140 Project Topic #1 A developer applies for a zoning change in order to convert a pineapple plantation into a solar farm.
  140. 140. 141 Project Topic #2 The city is considering converting 300 rental apartments to luxury condos.
  141. 141. 142 Project Topic #3 Season ticket holders want the salaries of pro baseball players’ frozen for the next five years.
  142. 142. 143 Assigned Project Topic To customize your discussion, type your own Assigned Project Topic here.
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  144. 144. 145 To learn more go to: www.deBonoForSchools.com Publisher: Copyright 2009. The McQuaig Group Inc.

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