Above and Beyond Common Core

In some states, educators want to go above and beyond Common Core in setting state standards. In Colorado, Douglas County educators are among those who don’t want the state to implement the national Common Core standards, but their objections have less to do...

Promoting Critical Thinking In Children

Critical thinking skills are important at any point in life. Studies have shown that children as young as four can understand critical thinking skills. Strong critical thinkers can grow up to become lawyers, politicians, judges, scientists, and mathematicians –...

Designer Teaching: Creative Problem Solving

A designer uses creative problem solving every day. They see the world differently than the rest of us. They’re constantly deconstructing and rebuilding objects and ideas that most of us accept as static and fixed. Creative problem solving is responsible for the...