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“Teaching ideas from CriticalThinking.com.” – Doc Meek

Saturday, February 18, 2012. Today I am grateful for teachers and parents who teach critical thinking in their classrooms and in their homes. – Doc Meek

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Excerpts from a newsletter from CriticalThinking.com:

Teaching ideas to inspire a love of thinking and problem-solving!

  • Monopoly
    It was in the month of February, 1934, when Charles B. Darrow of Germantown, Pennsylvania, showed what he called the MONOPOLY game to the executives at Parker Brothers. The game was rejected due to 52 design errors, but this didn’t stop the creative, unemployed Pennsylvanian. He went on to hand-make and sell 5000 copies of the game. The rest is history. To this day, Monopoly, the most popular money game in America, is available in 103 countries, has been translated into 41 languages, and has sold over 200 million copies. Prepare yourself for the next family game of Monopoly with this free printable activity from our award winning fourth grade book, Mathematical Reasoning Level E.

  • Propaganda
    Debates for the United States presidential and vice presidential candidates are currently a hot topic in the media. These debates receive lots of radio and news coverage and candidates often sound quite convincing in their arguments. How do we really know if the candidates are sticking to facts? How do we become more critical of their techniques to convince us to vote for them? Try this free activity from the chapter, “Propaganda,” found in Critical Thinking Book 1. You’ll have a whole new set of cognitive tools to analyze the debates.
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  • Random Acts of Kindness Week – February 13th-19th
    February 13th-19th marks Random Acts of Kindness Week. Here at The Critical Thinking Co.™, we don’t wait for this week to come around every year in order to practice random acts of kindness; we do it all year round!The Critical Thinking Co.™ donates two or more free products to children in need every time an order is placed. Over the past year we donated tens of thousands of books and software. With your help, this year we will donate more than 100,000 educational products through our Critical Giving program. The Critical Thinking Co.™ encourages you to step into the spirit of Kindness Week and Refer a Friend to our company to receive a free $15 Amazon gift card.

    For more information about this important week you can visitwww.randomactsofkindness.org/RAK-Week/.

    “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Thank you, CriticalThinking.com, for your classroom leadership!

    Doc Meek, Sat, Feb 18, 2012, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

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