Critical Thinking

Free Resources

3. Conference Time Choices - I wrote this article about providing students with free choice time, and I included lists of some of my favorite games and brainteasers!

Critical Thinking Units

Bell Ringers

Escape Rooms

Purchase Curriculum

2. Foundations for Thinking Curriculum - Looking for resources similar to PETS for grades 4-8? The Foundations for Thinking Curriculum covers convergent, divergent, visual, and evaluative thinking with engaging games and puzzles.

3. Cooperative Problem Solving - I love cooperative problem solving games where each student is given a clue that helps solve the problem.

4. Stories With Holes - Students are presented with a story that doesn't quite make sense. They must ask yes or no questions to figure out what is really going on. Typically, it is best to ask general questions and get more specific as you go and never make assumptions!