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May 9

Written by: deb
5/9/2016 6:18 AM  RssIcon

We all have students who finish work early. Don't let them be bored or distract others....instead, try this idea!

Mind-bender of the Day...
I keep five folders labeled Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday in the back of the room. Each folder contains a unique "thinking" question, picture, etc. that the students must solve. Some of these are similar to the "Thinkers" see post from August 9, 2014. Word search puzzles are always popular, too.  Great ideas are available in many books on critical thinking, available in any teaching store. I like the book, "Mind Joggers." As a student finishes his work, he may take the Mind-bender of the Day to challenge his mind! I do not grade these mind-benders, but I do give the students stamps on their incentive cards for completing it. To make life easy, you can post the solution to the previous day's mind-bender on a bulletin board so that a student can see if his answer was correct.

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