Tagged with teach for creativity

Five Strategies to Start a Creative School Year

Five Strategies to Start a Creative School Year

Time speeds up in the summer. I’m sure of it. It seems I just finished teaching my early summer classes and declared my short sabbatical from blogging and “Whoosh,” school is beginning again. I’ve lived virtually my entire life on the academic calendar, where each September brings the chance for a new start. And each … Continue reading

It’s the Little Things

It’s the Little Things

Sometimes little things are really interesting. No, I’m not talking about the latest diamond commercial or kitten video (though I’d take the kitten any day). Sometimes small studies about small changes in teaching can bring thought-provoking ideas. Here’s one. A 2014 study in the Early Childhood Education Journal, researchers Angela Webb and Audrey Rule describe … Continue reading

How smart are you? Mindsets and Creativity 1

How smart are you? Mindsets and Creativity 1

How smart are you? Really. How smart do you think you are? How do you know? What about your students? How smart are they? How smart to they think they are? Does it matter? Psychologists use a lot of intertwining ideas to describe how we think about ourselves, our abilities, and our capacity for change: … Continue reading