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Coding on the Back
It is puzzle time, but your students work multiple puzzles on the same table. Which makes cleanup a real bear. Which pieces go into which boxes? Ms. Smith has the answer to this organizational and cleanup nightmare.
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Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Fill in the last few minutes of each day with this game that makes questions easy to ask (great for you!) but the answers something to think about (great for students!).
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Crossword Puzzle Software
Working the crossword puzzle can build vocabulary and problem-solving skills. Ms. Jones offers a great tip for educators who use crosswords as teaching tools.
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Daily Brain Stretcher
Ms. Jury’s 2-minute warm up activity is based on the game Junior Outburst. Discover how she uses it to boost creative thinking, promote cooperative learning, and prepare students for the main lesson.
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Date/Equation Challenge
Challenge your students express today’s date as a mathematical equation. Students will be excited to solve this daily math puzzle, you’ll love seeing them do it, and Ms. Medbery will show you how.
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Learning Centers
When any of Ms. Carranza's students finish their work ahead of the class, she employs an idea she first encountered 20 years ago as a beginning teacher. Read about how her tip helps her learners spend their free time on enrichment and learning.
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Puzzle Reading
Ms. Fraser found a wonderful way to help her students to read more carefully. She creates pre-reading puzzle activities that take students on a journey through the assigned reading.
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Puzzles
Ms. Goodney buys puzzles that relate to the subject she is teaching. When students' work is complete, they can work the puzzle as a reward. Best of all, completed puzzles become classrom decorations!
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Puzzles for Process
Ms. McLeod uses puzzles as an introductory activity for setting up cooperative groups, or starting a new unit. See how she uses this tip to build thinking skills, cooperation, and self-analysis/reflection.
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Teaching Thinking Skills
Ms. Reid gathers puzzlers and problems from the Internet, old textbooks, and other publications. Each day, her students work out a challenge and those who solve it explain/t their process(es). The entire class learns more about problem solving!
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