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The Lab Way

Lab's Ways of Thinking

Charlotte Lab School's Ways of Thinking

Aligned with our Core Values, the Lab School will focus on students' development of these four Ways of Thinking:


What's the impact of what I'm doing? How do others view this problem? What are the various perspectives on this problem and the approach I'm taking? How can I work with others to tackle this problem?


What am I learning from this? What questions will help me to learn more? What strategies will help me to learn best? What process makes most sense? How will I apply what I'm learning to other situations?


Why...? What if...? What are alternative ways of doing this? How is this problem tackled in other fields, places, mindsets? What hasn't been tried or worked before?


How would an expert tackle this? How might a ________ view or solve this? What's the most authentic way to learn/experience/present/share this?

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