The other teacher was a professor of psychology. In his theories of personality class, he encouraged discussion and would incorporate whatever we were talking about when he walked in as the introduction to his lecture. He gave partial credit for any answer that made sense on a test.
Learning to ThinkI was happy to find a book on Amazon titled Learning to Think - Thinking to Learn. The author, Michael Pohl, shares summary versions of several learning paradigms including Bloom's Taxonomy, Gardner's Multiple Intelligences, Eberle's SCAMPER, and many others.
In the book, Pohl describes each learning paradigm and shows several examples for different ages of students of how to apply the concepts. Towards the end of the book he shows how to combine different theories together. In this way, students can be challenged in several domains of learning while the processing of learned material becomes more complex.