Ran across this article entitled "Ten Steps to Teaching Critical Thinking." Looks like some good advice!
On a totally different topic, but somewhat related to my rant on Friday, I found this article from the LA Times entitled "Moving Beyond Blame the Teacher." The author talks about school districts that implement Deming's TQM principles. My district did that and it made a difference. Rather than always blaming teachers for problems, teachers are encouraged to work on problems.
Both good reading for the weekend!