3 Quick & Easy Ways to build Creative & Critical Thinking Skills with your whole class

question-knowledge-inspirationHave students in your class create each of the following, put them in a jar/box and draw them out each morning

  • Divergent thinking questions
  • Did you know fun facts
  • Inspirational Quotes


Divergent thinking questions

These questions are open to interpretation and build creativity       

  • If all you know is fairy tales, explain the U.S. election.
  • What is more intelligent, a fork or a spoon?
  • Are you more like a valley or a mountain?
  • What is heavier, ignorance or acceptance?

Knowledge/Fun Facts

Collect interesting tidbits to build curiosity and expand horizons

  • Did you know 11% of people are left handed
  • Did you know Humans have had dogs as companions & workers for more than 14,000 years.
  • Did you know unless food is mixed with saliva you can’t taste it
  • Did you know the average person falls asleep in 7 minutes

Inspirational Quotes

Collect quotes that make you think and feel. It allows students to make connections to themselves and the world around them.

  • “To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”   Lao Tzu
  • “Reason leads to conclusion. Emotion leads to action.“ Saatchi & Saatchi
  • “If knowledge is not put into practice, it does not benefit one.”  ― Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
  • “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”
  • “Stars can’t shine without darkness.”

Created by Melissa Reist.
Adapted by Tammy Gaudun


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