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Creative and Critical Thinking

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January 19, 2017 Crazy: An Under-rated Requirement for Teaching

My daughter and I have started binge watching Bob Ross on Netflix. You remember Bob Ross, the painter in the 80's who painted landscapes…

December 15, 2016 Whose Dream Is This Anyway?

The tables have turned on us. When we grew up, there were clearly defined and long-held notions of what success looks like. We had a…

December 8, 2016 Rethinking Think, Pair, Share

We can find evidence of many industrial-age teaching strategies in classrooms across the country, and one of the most prevalent is the practice of…

November 24, 2016 The Five Word Challenge

You devote hours of think time and work time toward creating a classroom culture that promotes critical thinking and creative problem-solving. You strive…

November 3, 2016 Be Less Helpful

It goes against everything in our teacher DNA, but sometimes the best thing you can do for your students is to be less helpful.…

October 27, 2016 Run Your Classroom Like a Business

My career has allowed me to have one foot in the business world and another foot in the education world, which can at times…