Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools is a program of the Connecticut State Department of Economic & Community Development, Office of the Arts. ©2015 HOT Schools™
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HOT Schools is a continuous improvement model for whole school change that has developed, borrowed, adapted, and combined best practices in education for over 20 years. While we remain rooted to the early mission, underlying philosophy and core components of HOT Schools we continue to research, assess and redesign our delivery system and practices to stay current (often ahead of) and to meet the high demands of an ever changing educational system, its requirements and protocols.
Doing so allows us to invest in public education providing educators with resources to keep them on the cutting edge of innovative effective practice where teaching and learning is exciting and engaging for both students and teachers. This glossary encompasses terms, ideas, and concepts that contribute to the development of the HOT APPROACH.