Creative and Critical Thinking

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December 1, 2021 Making Math Memorable

I never liked math growing up. As a student, I can remember sitting in math classes and wondering, “When am I ever going…

November 29, 2021 Building a Classroom of Strong Readers

Over this past weekend I found myself watching Dead Poets Society. While I know many educators who have conflicting views on the film, I’ve always…

November 15, 2021 Taking Time to Lend a Hand

A few years ago, I had the privilege of watching a group of hardworking students put on a charity fundraiser. Now, when you hear the…

November 12, 2021 Putting the Thankfulness into Thanksgiving

Did you know gratitude can be good for you? We’re often told that practicing gratitude can make us better people, but not everyone knows that…

November 8, 2021 5 Native American Heroes Your Students Should Know

November is a busy time. Autumn is in full swing, the country is busy preparing for Thanksgiving (actually, scratch that, the country…

October 29, 2021 The Benefits of Student Reflection

I consider myself an avid reader. Especially now, with the winter winds starting to race, there’s nothing I love more than sitting down with a…

October 22, 2021 Bring Energy to Your Classroom

I’m a fairly warm-blooded person. You need to be when you grow up in the Midwest. During the winter you’re either buried under snow or…

October 18, 2021 Spooktacular STEAM: Using Halloween to Teach Your Students

Halloween is awesome. Sure, if you’re a kid there’s the prospect of free candy and costumes, but even as an adult I’ve always loved this…