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Creative and Critical Thinking

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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…

May 2, 2022 The STEAM Dream Team: Celebrating AANHPI Innovators

May is a month where the United States celebrates Asian American, Pacific Islander, and as of 2021, Native Hawaiian heritage. The diversity of culture, language,…

April 25, 2022 Strategies for Fostering Student SEL

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about social-emotional learning. Social-Emotional learning, or SEL for short, is the process through which all young people acquire and…