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Teacher Success depends on critical thinking & classroom management   Leave a comment

Critical Thinking Techniques
Six pages of prompts to ignite classroom discussion. Students learn about applying knowledge. When you ask questions allow them to work together to arrive at an educated guess and use that to steer your lesson plan and accomplish learning objectives.  Get it for a donation at

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Posted April 29, 2010 by Jack in critical thinking

Watch this and you’ll weave it in too   Leave a comment

Yep, this is the best – 20 minute video – that simply shows the complex issues of our global village: health, quality of life, earning an income, and leaving something for future generations.

Every teacher I’ve talked to about this says they’re going to use it as a resource.

Check it out, “The Story of Stuff” video at

Posted July 9, 2009 by Jack in critical thinking

Teaching is supposed to be fun….   2 comments

….. where has all the fun gone in teaching?

My classes were rigorous …. I had the students working.

….today these digital kids have so much energy … I figured ou tthe hard way I have to use energy to my advantage or else they’re a fast moving train that’s ’bout to run me over.

I was talking to a teacher friend the other day and we were reminiscing …… we had both been reading and talking to other folks …. all we were hearing ….from many different sources …..was about the pain of teaching ……

This fella and I have similar tastes in learning … we made the kids do the work. We like to be a guide for students …..

…being the sage in class just doesn’t work for us…. apparently it’s not working for a lot of teachers nowadays.

I want my students leaving class exhausted … so I use every tidbit of conversation to fire up critical thinking … once that fire is burning ….

…all I have to do is stoke it with questions.

Students will get to the learning opportunity with the appropriate guidance.

…and when I’m giving that kinda guidance …. teaching is fun!

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Wishing you the best life has to offer,

Posted March 26, 2009 by Jack in critical thinking, students, teacher