Creative and Critical Thinking

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May 25, 2022 Keep Curiosity Alive This Summer

Well, we’ve made it. The end of the school year is just around the corner. It’s been a long journey and I think everyone has…

May 23, 2022 Who Am I? Helping Students Develop Self-Awareness

Who Am I? It’s probably the world’s longest running question. Many of us spend a lifetime trying to understand exactly who we are, what makes…

May 20, 2022 Celebrating AANHPI Heritage Month Together

School can be a busy place. There are lessons to be taught, homework to be graded, tests to take, and a myriad of other responsibilities…

May 16, 2022 Willy Wonka Moments: Creating a Classroom of Pure Imagination

Would it surprise you to learn that a child initiated the idea for creating the indelible 1971 movie classic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?…

May 11, 2022 How Nature Inspires a Sense of Wonder

Yesterday was beautiful. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and I could finally begin to feel the weight of winter being…

May 9, 2022 The Power of Play

One of the biggest challenges teachers often face is trying to balance age-appropriate academic rigor with the need for kids to just be kids. School…

May 6, 2022 Keep Learning Weird

The secretary was a little nervous, I could tell. A strange man was hobbling up the stairs. His shirt was torn. He had…

May 4, 2022 A Lesson from the Flowers

On a drive through central Texas recently, I admired the colorful splashes of wildflowers along the highways. I couldn’t help but think about how the…