Some questions that came up were using HOT in the primary classes and with Special education students for whom thinking abstractly is difficult. I put a few additional resources in the Dropbox folder that may help those folks introduce HOT, but my thoughts are that any of the strategies are possible with all levels of students, but that the pace and scaffolding of instruction will be different to get the primary and special ed. students engaged in higher order thinking. In the primary grades and with special ed. students it may not be realistic to hope that they can master thinking at the highest levels, but an introduction is certainly appropriate to prepare them for future HOT as they progress through school. Sometimes the kiddos really surprise us as well.
The Teaching Channel video Kelly mentioned is below:
What ways do you currently incorporate higher order thinking into your class? Please share in the comments if you have resources or ideas that work!