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Creativity

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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  • Shifting Into Deeper Learning

    A focus on belonging, creativity, and metacognition is helping one school lead students away from superficial learning.
    Mary Davenport
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  • Teaching Writing Through Landscape Paintings

    When students focus on what they can see, hear, touch, taste, and smell in a work of art, their imaginations—and their essay-writing skills—take flight.
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  • Using Drawings for Formative Assessment

    Asking middle and high school students to sketch something they’re learning can give teachers a clear sense of what they do and don’t understand.
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  • A Hop, Skip, and a Jump

    The possibilities for creating a sensory path to give students a movement break are endless. Here’s what schools across the country are doing.
  • The Powerful Effects of Drawing on Learning

    The science is clear: Drawing beats out reading and writing to help students remember concepts.
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  • Set the Stage to Get Students Hooked on Shakespeare

    Encouraging student-led exploration and performance can help make Shakespeare’s plays accessible and fun for middle schoolers.
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    Mo Willems on the Lost Art of Being Silly

    The author of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive The Bus! chats with us about creativity, drawing as empathy, and letting kids “do 51 percent of the work.”
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  • The Spatially Gifted—Our Future Architects and Engineers—Are Being Overlooked

    Though they have the potential to excel in many fields, we’re neglecting a large body of students with a unique set of skills.
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  • 4 Engaging Writing Tasks for High School Students

    Short, authentic writing tasks can encourage high school students to compose richer long pieces.
    437
  • Quick and Inexpensive Design Challenges

    Encouraging upper elementary and middle school students to collaborate in solving a problem helps cement science learning.
    387
  • Creating Authentic Audiences for Student Work

    Teachers can guide students to share their learning with different groups of people, creating a deeply engaging learning experience.
    394
  • 6 Must-Watch TEDx Talks to Kick Off the School Year

    In less than 20 minutes each, these six brilliant TEDx Talks explore topics like chronic exhaustion, cultural identity, and emotional intelligence, among others.
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  • Transforming a School Through Arts Integration

    Structuring a school around the arts can help students excel academically and develop social and emotional skills.
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  • How—and Why—to Introduce Visual Note-Taking to Your Students

    Visual note-taking allows information to be processed by the brain in three different ways.
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  • Expanding Students’ Ideas About How to Give Presentations

    A simple framework can help upper elementary students find the perfect method to share their learning with their classmates.
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