How do we develop critical thinkers?

  Our purpose should be to create critical thinkers One of the most important purposes of education is to create critical thinkers.  Critical thinkers can connect ideas, answer difficult questions, and make better decisions.  In today’s society, there are many influences that shape our thoughts and ideas.  Students who master their critical thinking skills will …

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How to Regain Control of Your Classroom!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means at no additional cost to you, I may receive a commision for items purchased.  But don’t worry, I never recommend products that I don’t believe in.   During my first year of teaching, I had an unruly class, to say the least.  These students were so difficult, …

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Holidays in the Classroom

The holiday season is quickly approaching and your students can feel it. Their attention span is shortening and your trusty behavior management tricks are not working like they used to. We love our students, but the holiday season in the classroom can be what nightmares are made of. Your stress level is high, your to-do …

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Engaging students with mystery games

Engaging lessons are critical for student success. Research has shown that students remember more and retain more information through hands-on, engaging material. One strategy to help students become more engaged in their learning is to get students up and moving. The mystery games I create do exactly that. From the introduction, students’ imaginations are captivated …

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