Let’s be honest. In our digital age, it has become increasingly common to see internet blood baths where everyone has an opinion on every topic and disagreements quickly lead to arguments.
We often feel confident in our opinion and believe it’s our job to persuade everyone else that we’re correct.
But how can we begin to think critically when we’re being blasted by endless information with endless biases and agendas?
And how do we go from being defensive and ready to persuade to having open and respectful conversations that explore each other’s ideas?
In this episode of the SHE podcast, I talk with the founder of the Brave Writer program, author Julie Bogart, about how we can be critical thinkers in a digital age.
Meet Julie Bogart
Julie Bogart is the creator of the award-winning, innovative Brave Writer program, teaching writing and language arts to thousands of families every year. She homeschooled her five now-grown children for seventeen years and is the founder of Brave Learner Home, which supports homeschooling parents through coaching and teaching.
Her new book, Raising Critical Thinkers, helps parents create an environment where the tools of critical thinking are well understood, and to nurture passionate learners with thoughtful minds and empathetic hearts.
Learn More About Being a Critical Thinker
If you’re ready to be and raise passionate learners who can think without fear or defensiveness, tune in to this episode to learn:
- What it actually means to be a critical thinker
- How our experiences shape our thinking
- How to differentiate facts from interpretation
- Ways technology affects our brains
- How to use critical thinking when having conversations with others
And I’d love to hear from you! Let me know your thoughts on this episode in the comments.