The success of Outside the Box Learning Resources is rooted in the passion of the team of professionals behind it. Led by husband and wife duo Conor and Kate Holmes, the renowned educational publisher has been providing education and health professionals with a comprehensive suite of learning resources and assessments for over fifteen years.
Covering a wide range of disciplines, Outside the Box Learning Resources is the complete solution for educators, and healthcare professionals to develop their skills professionally or to nurture the intellectual and emotional needs of those in their care.
This book contains more than one hundred activity cards, printed two to a page. Each card presents a mini-lesson dealing with a thinking skill or concept such as:
Every lesson begins with a brief definition then the quick ‘Try this….’ exercise allows students to explore the skill or concept. In most cases, the activity takes less than ten minutes and requires only a pencil and piece of paper. A follow-up ‘Extra project’ challenges students to apply the knowledge they’ve acquired, for example, by writing a story, doing library research or conducting an experiment.
The cards can be used in three ways: as an independent thinking centre, for large group instruction and/or for a thought-provoking home exercise