Creative and Critical Thinking

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April 28, 2021 Why and Why Not: Two Questions at the Heart of Education

During World War I, the death rate from bacterial pneumonia was 18%. In World War II, that number fell to less than 1%,…

April 19, 2021 One Giant Leap for Students

We live on an extraordinary planet. Think about it, of all the celestial bodies orbiting our sun, Earth is the only one with forests, savannahs,…

April 14, 2021 Something Completely Different: Rethinking Student Engagment

There are no deserts in Michigan, where I live, and so I was unprepared for the dry heat and the relentless sun my…

April 5, 2021 5 Ways to Celebrate Your Library

I love going to the library. I don’t care if that statement makes me sound like a nerd, it is unabashedly true. Even as a…

March 29, 2021 Three Ways to Make Your Classroom Environmentally Conscious

I have always loved the ocean. In elementary school, I attended a trip to the Shedd Aquarium and was absolutely mesmerized by the aquatic life…

March 22, 2021 Of Science and Stories

Have you ever heard the story of The Ant and the Grasshopper? As the fable goes, the Ant works throughout the summer to store up…

March 15, 2021 5 Types of Books for Your Classroom

March is National Reading Month, which for a bookworm like me is always exciting. There’s nothing I love more than sharing the latest books which…

March 12, 2021 Using Poetry to Teach Women’s History Month

One of my favorite poems is, Still I Rise by Maya Angelou. “You may write me down in history With your…