Creative and Critical Thinking

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forest
August 8, 2022 It’s The Little Things that Count

Some years ago, scientists at Yellowstone National Park did something amazing. They reintroduced wolves to the park after a 70-year absence. This may sound…

differ
July 29, 2022 The Power of Student Creativity

The other day my colleagues and I attended a summer camp where we encourage students to think creatively. At least, that’s the simple version of…

science
July 20, 2022 The Science of Fun

A few weeks ago, I took some time off to visit family and help entertain my little nieces and nephews. The kids are at that…

stem
July 15, 2022 Building a STEM-Filled Future

When I look back on my early memories, I’m astounded at how quickly technology has progressed in such a short time. The only phone in…

July 11, 2022 Inviting Students to Meaningful PBL

Last week, I helped facilitate a Zoom call between a group of elementary students and the Florida nonprofit, Keepers of the Springs. The interview…

Nature
June 29, 2022 The Need for Nature

There’s a small walking trail near my home where I frequently go to relax. It’s nothing extraordinary, just a little park with a gravel path…

students
June 27, 2022 Your Students Can Change the World

I recently stumbled across a fascinating bit of trivia. In 2012, a fifth-grade teacher in Kansas City, MO, gave his students a lesson on molecules…

summer reading
June 6, 2022 Your Summer Reading List

There are many things I associate with summer. The bright sunshine, the boom of greenery, the sound of water (I’ve always been fond of swimming),…