The point of these 50 centers is to get kids to think. Every center requires students to turn something in—in other words, the centers are designed to be a central part of the learning that happens in the classroom.
And every center is designed to be hand-prepared by the teacher. Don't worry, though—the directions are clear and we've kept preparation time to a minimum. You'll find that hand-fashioned centers, in an age when so much is pre-fabricated, hold a definite allure.
The central thrust of this book is motivational. It is designed to make clear to your students that you, the teacher, hold the process of thinking in high esteem, and that you want to pass along this valuable process to your students.
By the time they've made a few Brain Stations stops, they'll get it—thinking is fun, important, and rewarding.