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What does HOTS stand for?

HOTS stands for Higher Order Thinking Skills

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Higher order thinking skills were certainly used by the students, as all measurements and calculations for the construction of the board and tiles was done by members of the group.
95 Paperback HM586 Focusing on higher order thinking skills rather than memorization and regurgitation, Ballantine (Wright State University) and Roberts (Hanover College) encourage students to apply, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and comprehend the interconnection of the world through a globally informed sociological imagination.
The sessions encouraged the participants to use higher order thinking skills, journal with emergent writers, engage and discuss research, facilitate reading with young children, learn about new teaching strategies, and unpack a few Web2.
Educational leadership requires the assertion of expertise and a willingness to say, "Yes, we will encourage our students to debate the issues and use higher order thinking skills to come up with their conclusions.
The highly sensitive topic of direct grammar instruction, while taboo for an extended period of time, has resurfaced as a strategy designed to capitalize on the pre-existing structural understanding of one's first language, allowing students to make connections, hypothesize, and utilize higher order thinking skills in the construction of their interlanguage in the process of second language learning.