How To Foster Critical Thinking Skills In Children

“Five percent of the people think;ten percent of the people think they think;and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”― Thomas A. Edison In a recent training I delivered, I emphasized my researched and experienced belief that critical thinking is a skill like driving (which can be very difficult to learn for some ofContinue reading “How To Foster Critical Thinking Skills In Children”

Effective Lesson Starters

‘If the hook is weak, there may be trouble ahead.’ LOtoya Patrick-Taylor​ Planning a lesson is very similar to planning a speech or a presentation; there are three main parts – the introduction, the body and the conclusion. Similarly, in our lessons, we have the starter task, the main explanation or activation of the mainContinue reading “Effective Lesson Starters”

A Bit About Me & My Intentions

Passionate, driven and called to be a teacher. My name is Lotoya Patrick-Taylor, a sister, a wife, a mom, a friend and a teacher. I was trained to be a teacher in Jamaica, where I received my Teaching Diploma in Mathematics at Church Teachers’ College and my BA in Mathematics from Southern New Hampshire UniversityContinue reading “A Bit About Me & My Intentions”

The Impact of Peer Observation on my teaching and student progress

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. It is often said that experience teaches wisdom and mistakes make you stronger. However, the art of teaching is one which, in my opinion, is a life long journey of learning; you can always better your best. Indeed, even though I believe in these sayings,Continue reading “The Impact of Peer Observation on my teaching and student progress”