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Not sure where to start with teaching creativity? Discover how to ignite students' interests and passions. Then, stand back, and watch great things emerge.

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The Science (and Practice) of Creativity

When schools nurture student creativity, they foster inquisitiveness, persistence, imagination, discipline, and collaboration, leading to improved classroom behavior, motivation, attendance, and academic attainment.

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Imagine This: Creative Play and 21st-Century Learning

Reimagine learning through play, whether children or students are building with recycled materials, playing social justice or health-themed games, or growing their own garden.

Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom

Teach the mindset of innovation through example, iteration, failure, and reflection, and cultivate your students' curiosity and determination to try something different.

Bored? Good, You'll Be More Creative

Nobody likes boredom, yet research has shown that restless, wandering minds are capable of greater creativity than those bombarded by data and enmeshed in multitasking.

Cardboard Box Tools

Three digital learning tools, much like an empty cardboard box full of open-ended possibilities, offer young minds the free play of imagination.

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Study: Walking Boosts Creativity by 60%

Research shows that taking a walk can improve creative output by 60%.

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Study: Structured Playtime Boosts Learning

Research shows that structured playtime can lead to higher reading, vocabulary, and math scores.

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Report: Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools

Read this report to learn more about the research supporting arts integration in schools, with recommendations on how you can bring high-quality art programs into your school.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Resources for Teaching About Character

Celebrate #CharacterDay2016 on September 22 with a short film, "The Science of Character," and this companion playlist, which features videos for the seven character traits most important in education.

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6 Must-Have Creation Tools for the BYOD Classroom

If you're looking to turn your students into creators, consider introducing them to Seesaw, Adobe Spark, eduBuncee, Drawp for School, KidBlog, and Google Drive.

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Building Students' Cognitive Flexibility

As caretakers of adolescents' developing brainpower, teachers can help their students recognize inattentional blindness, embrace divergent thinking, and harness the potential of transferring their learning.

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Why Making Is Essential to Learning

At the heart of making is the idea that all students are creators, and hands-on learning plays a key role in maker education.

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Pop Up and Make: Student-Designed and Facilitated Makerspaces

See how introducing fluid, diverse makerspaces throughout a school can engage students in playing, collaborating, learning, and finding their passions.

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Reimagining School Writing

Move beyond the five-paragraph essay. Bring school writing to life through freewriting, peer reviews, and allowing students to include relevant memories and vivid descriptions.

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Creativity: A Choice, a Gift, and a Mission

Creativity can rejuvenate your teaching practice by giving you the experience of escape, the foundation of community, and the magical abundance that lets you thrive.

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22 Simple Ideas for Harnessing Creativity in the Elementary Classroom

Kindergarten inclusion teacher Trisha Riche' inspires her students -- and her readers -- to play, learn and teach outside of the box.

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator Diane Darrow suggests a number of helpful ways that iPad apps can enhance traditional creative strategies.

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4 Things Transformational Teachers Do

Transformational teachers create experiences in their classrooms, melding the art and science of any subject and making their students care about learning.

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4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

Make a daily habit of starting every ELA class with a poem -- they're short, intense, connect to other reading, and inspire student writing.

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What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

In project-based learning, students show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other.

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Fuel Creativity in the Classroom With Divergent Thinking

Teachers can inspire out-of-box thinking for students by using problem-based learning, art, music, and inquiry-based feedback.

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2014 Nerdy Teacher Holiday Shopping Guide

Nerds need gifts, too! How about a pen made of magnets, a Bluetooth cassette adapter, or a crust cutter that reduces your sandwich to Tetris pieces?

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