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Instructional Strategies

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critical thinking
June 14, 2022 Helping Young Learners Discover Critical Thinking

I recently ordered some plant stands to display my house plants, and they arrived in an unexpectedly small package. When I opened it up, I…

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 13, 2022 Engaging Students in Scientific Inquiry

What makes a good scientist? I asked this question of more than 20 biomedical researchers at the Van Andel Institute and you might be surprised…

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 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…

April 29, 2022 A Taste of STEM

I have unfortunately reached the stage of my life where my metabolism no longer functions. I’m sure many readers have also experienced this feeling. Once…

April 22, 2022 Engagement Strategies that Work!

The end of the school year is near. As teachers, we are gripping onto the littlest of things to keep our students engaged…

April 20, 2022 Remembering Earth Day

Nature is filled with countless, extraordinary wonders. A pufferfish that can create brilliant artistic designs. A spider with superpowers that allow it to…