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Brain Builders: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making

Miss Melanie
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(46)
In this social skills class, students learn how to become critical thinkers & decision makers. This course emphasizes HOW to think, not WHAT to think, empowering students to develop problem-solving skills & decision-making processes.

Class experience

To develop the ability to think critically and make informed decisions.
To learn to recognize and evaluate different perspectives and points of view.
To practice identifying and analyzing problems, and exploring potential solutions.
To develop the ability to ask thoughtful and relevant questions.
To learn to identify and analyze arguments and evidence, and develop well-reasoned responses.
To develop the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully, even when disagreeing with others.
To practice making decisions based on careful analysis and evaluation of information.
To learn to use different thinking strategies, such as brainstorming, mind mapping, and decision-making frameworks.
I am a certified Elementary Educator. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
I will post a worksheet/chart in the classroom. Please come to class with your worksheet printed and a writing tool. Any additional supplies will be posted in the classroom.
We will be covering a range of topics in this class, including some that may be sensitive or controversial. I encourage parents and caregivers to review each week's topic before class to determine whether it is appropriate for their learner. I recognize that every family has different values and beliefs, and I want to ensure that everyone feels comfortable and safe in my class. If you have any questions or concerns about a particular topic, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. I am committed to providing a respectful and inclusive learning environment for all students.

As the instructor of this class, I want to create a safe and respectful learning environment for all students. In order to do so, I ask that parents and caregivers refrain from engaging in class discussions or expressing their opinions during class time. This allows all students to feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas without fear of judgment or criticism.

Additionally, while I will be facilitating class discussions and providing guidance, it's important to note that I will not be sharing my personal opinions on the topics covered. My role is to encourage critical thinking and respectful discourse, and to help students develop their own opinions. While I won't be sharing my personal opinions, I will be asking questions and challenging viewpoints in order to help students think more deeply about the topic at hand. However, I want to emphasize that if anything is said that is harmful or unkind to/about a specific person or group of people, I will intervene and redirect the conversation. It's important that everyone feels safe and respected in our class, and I'm committed to maintaining a positive and inclusive learning environment. 
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(46)
Hi there! I'm Miss Melanie, and I'm excited to connect with you and your learner! 

A bit about myself: I hold a certification in Elementary Education. I am originally from Columbus, Ohio. In 2022, I relocated to the stunning state of California,... 
Group Class


1x per week
30 min

Completed by 27 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 6-10
3-6 learners per class

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