Mind Bending Monday
Critical thinking skills are an important part of everyday life. To enable my students to enhance their critical thinking skills, I have established a weekly program called Mind Bender. Each Monday, I post a new mind bender question which requires close reading and interpretation. Most of the time, the students overlook the obvious. Each student can make one guess each day. Each guess must have the student’s name, date and period. Students place their guesses in a special box on my desk. The students wait anxiously all week to hear the answer, and many of them make a guess every day.
At the end of the marking period, the student with the most correct answers wins a prize. Mind benders can be found in different places, including the book Improve Your Lateral Thinking: Puzzles To Challenge Your Mind by Paul Sloane and Des MacHale.