IGNITING CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING

Category: Teaching for Thinking

WHY I TEACH ANALOGIES TO PRIMARY STUDENTS

WHY I TEACH ANALOGIES TO PRIMARY STUDENTS horizontal image for teaching analogies in primary grades

  Are you looking for ways to get your kiddos to think critically in your lessons? Try teaching analogies!  Analogies get primary kids thinking, analyzing, and making comparisons.    What is an analogy? An analogy is simply a comparison of two things that are usually thought of as being different, but are similar in some […]

Flip That Flop! Turning Mistakes Into Opportunities

Flip That Flop! Turning Mistakes Into Opportunities turning mistakes into opportunities

The Importance of Mistakes  “Mistakes are GOOD!”  The first time I said that to a class of second graders, they looked at me like I was crazy.  They were incredulous.  “You mean you actually want us to make mistakes?” they asked in disbelief.   Yes I do!  The truth is, mistakes are essential for learning, and fear of […]