Creative and Critical Thinking

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October 8, 2021 Recognizing Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is a tricky subject. It doesn’t conform to our usual methods of testing or quantification. After all, you can’t give someone a pop…

October 6, 2021 Information Nation: Developing Information Literacy

We live in the age of information. Thanks to the internet, we now have all the world’s knowledge at our fingertips. Just think about it;…

October 4, 2021 Help Students Create a Wiser World

For most of human history, we lived in tribal groups. When you live in a tight-knit tribe of thirty or so, defending yourself…

October 1, 2021 Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Your Class

From September 15 to October 15, the United States celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s an opportunity for our country to celebrate the diverse identities…

September 20, 2021 The “Secrets” to Student Engagement

“What’s your favorite animal?” My nephews stood around me in circle, looking up expectantly like a brood of hungry ducklings. It was a fairly innocuous…

September 15, 2021 Kids Learn Better with PBL

On the shores of Lake Michigan, a group of middle-school campers was having so much fun that they almost forget they were learning.…

September 6, 2021 It All Starts by Loving Learning

I have a deep love of learning. There’s nothing I enjoy more than discovering some new historical hero or diving headfirst into a great work…

August 30, 2021 Building Classroom Community

In many schools, the first few days tend to follow a familiar pattern. Students arrive at school in the morning and shyly make their way…