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Gone Fishing, Once Again

Gone Fishing, Once Again

Once more this year, I’m taking a break from blogging for part of the summer, this time from mid-July until early August. While I’m not doing anything nearly as exciting as last year’s trip to China,  I still hope to return in a few weeks with adventures and insights to share. After all, creativity requires … Continue reading

Lego Movie Making Fun

Lego Movie Making Fun

What do you do on Thanksgiving after the pies are eaten and the dishes done? If you are surrounded by adventurous children and have a new (free) app to explore, you make movies! Lego Movie Maker isn’t really a new app, but it was new to me, as was my small collection of tiny LEGO … Continue reading

U.S. Readers: Elections Coming

U.S. Readers: Elections Coming

Here’s an example of creativity in action. U.S. readers know that midterm elections are only a week away. While the airways are full of campaign advertising, getting clear information on polling places, ballot information, etc. can be much more challenging. So WordPress, Google, the Pew Charitable Trust and election officials across the country have come … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions for September Part 1

New Year’s Resolutions for September Part 1

I’ve never been good at traditional New Year’s Resolutions. Somehow, coming on the heels of the most intense time of year—when holiday and end-of-semester craziness merge—by January 1 I’m more inclined to be grateful for survival than set new goals. But September is different. Even when I’m teaching summer term, the end of August brings … Continue reading

Gone Fishing!

Gone Fishing!

I’m taking a blog break for the month of July, having some new creative explorations. I’ll be back in a few weeks with adventures to share. In the meantime, enjoy the summer sun (unless you are an Australian friend), study the stars, play with a child, paint a picture (or a wall), write a song … Continue reading

On Vacation

On Vacation

I’m not lucky enough to be on a lovely beach, but I am taking this week off from blogging and all else work-related. I’ll be back next week, ready to gear up for the new school year ahead.

Give A Little Love–Creatively

Give A Little Love–Creatively

This video has been making the rounds on Facebook, but it is worth repeating here–particularly as valentine thoughts are waning.  In it, Noah and the Whale’s rendition of “Give a Little Love,” provides the background to a short story of cause, effect, and kindness. Think about how this video could be used to spark a … Continue reading

Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Today, guest blogger Melanie returns with a post for those of you who teach English, love Jane Austen, are interested in video blogs or just want to see an amazingly creative riff on classic literature. Here’s Melanie. Even if you don’t teach Pride and Prejudice in class, this web series presents a special opportunity for … Continue reading

Teachers, Always

Teachers, Always

12/16/12 I had my next Creativiteach offering ready to post, when this week’s tragic events in Connecticut made me wonder if silly Christmas offerings were appropriate at a time of national mourning. I decided they were—because I believe helping the children in our charge reclaim their joy and childhood is important work for of all … Continue reading