Books - K-12


Mind Over Matter: Critical Thinking Skills

Mind Over Matter: Critical Thinking Skills is curriculum written to teach students the skills they need to collect data, analyze data, search for facts, and think for themselves. Students are bombarded with information, much of which is inaccurate, misleading, and even hurtful. This curriculum is designed to teach students to think critically and make wise decisions based on evidence. Students will learn through The Five R’s as they:
Receive information,
Research information,
Restructure their thinking based on the new information,
Respond to the information, and Reflect on the experience.

Students will learn to think independently, work collaboratively, conduct practical research, collect and analyze data, learn problem-solving strategies, learn to respond appropriately, resolve conflict, practice acceptable social manners, make wise decisions, and practice reflective thinking. Both the student workbook and the teacher’s edition are presented using a step-by-step approach for ease of implementation.

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Game Changer: Christ-Centered Critical Thinking Skills

Game Changer: Christ-Centered Critical Thinking Skills is designed to teach students Christ-like critical thinking skills using five R’s: 1. Receive, 2. Research, 3. Restructure Thinking, 4. Respond, and 5. Reflect. Students receive information every day such as from their phone, tv, radio, people and more. The question is, “what should they do with it?” The answer, in a lot of cases, is RESEARCH. Once they research the information, the new information should RESTRUCTURE their THINKING. This happens when they learn new information. Critical thinkers learn to pause when they receive information so they take time to pray and to determine the best course of action to take regarding that information. Then it is time to RESPOND. Students receive information, research it, restructure their thinking, and then respond. The order is critical to avoid making hasty mistakes. Responding to the information after they have researched it will help them to make informed decisions based on biblical principles and evidence. Sometimes that decision may be not to respond at all, and that may be a very wise decision. After students respond, the last, but not least, step is to REFLECT. They must be taught to reflect on the entire process to determine if they made wise decisions throughout the process. Looking back helps them to plan more effectively as they look ahead. Students must be taught to think critically and make decisions based on biblical principles. As Christian educators, it is our responsivity to teach students to be creative like our Creator. It is also our responsibility to teach them truth. Using the 5 R’s, as briefly described above, will help them to be Christ-like critical thinkers!

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