I learned over the past six years I have been doing a lot of "cutesy" things in my class; rather than deep level thinking. Cutesy can be good sometimes, but not the majority of the time.
I am an avid pinner on Pinterest; however, now I see stuff and the "cutesy red flag" alarms.
This training has come at the perfect time as I will be teaching GATE (fifth grade) next year. I am so excited to implement some of the ideas I learned at the training. Wish me luck!