Reasons to Use Critical Thinking Games in the Classroom

Critical thinking games in the classroom

Are you looking for a way to boost students’ perseverance and instill a growth mindset? Use critical thinking games in the classroom! Giving students a chance to solve puzzles and challenges is not only engaging for students but also beneficial…. Read moreReasons to Use Critical Thinking Games in the Classroom

A Fun Way to Teach About Your State: Celebrate Your State’s Birthday

Looking for a fun way to teach about your state? Celebrate your state's birthday with a picture of an Arizona map wearing a party hat, balloons and a cake

Do your state standards have you teach about your state? In Illinois, we teach about our state in fourth grade. Students will spend time learning about Illinois history, geography, government, culture and economics. We even visit the state capital.  Usually,… Read moreA Fun Way to Teach About Your State: Celebrate Your State’s Birthday

A Picture Book From Each State – An Exciting Way to Learn about the 50 States with Books

A picture of a book opening up to a plane and U.S. map. Text says, "Touring the U.S. through books"

A few years ago, I started reading a picture book from each state during our read aloud time so we were touring the U.S. through books and learning about our diverse country. This read aloud theme can be quite fun… Read moreA Picture Book From Each State – An Exciting Way to Learn about the 50 States with Books