I am Brooke Bauer, the founder of CraniaLogix. I am passionate about teaching kids to think critically and creatively in innovative ways. Who says learning can't be fun?
My story begins as a student in the North Texas area, specifically Plano. My family moved to Plano when I began 2nd grade. I finished high school in Plano and, after college, came back to Plano to teach elementary school. Right away, I was drawn to the gifted and talented population.
As a PACE teacher, I had the privilege of teaching all identified gifted children in an elementary school in a pull-out program. They came to me, by grade level, for a few hours a week where they received rigorous and creative differentiated instruction through project based learning. This type of learning is vastly different from the general education class, which is mostly skill driven and leaves little room for experimentation and risk-taking.
On top of the prescribed PACE curriculum, we, as PACE teachers spent a lot of time on activities that teach different types of thinking… creative, logical, critical, analytical, etc. As I had time, I would share some of these activities with all students in the regular classroom.Read More