George Lucas Educational Foundation

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.

  • More Than Highlighting: Creative Annotations

    Active strategies for annotation like collaborative work and illustration increase students’ comprehension and retention.
    Lauren Gehr
  • 4 Ways to Develop Creativity in Students

    Creativity is a valuable skill, and there are common strategies teachers can use to help students develop it.
  • Making an Event out of Art

    After celebrating her school’s 20th annual Arts Week, an elementary school teacher shares how to put on an event like this.
  • A Powerful Way to End the School Year

    Year mapping allows students to see what they’ve learned in your class, and it’s a great resource for your incoming class.
  • 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 and intense, connect to other reading, and inspire student writing.
  • 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.
  • 22 Simple Ideas for Harnessing Creativity in the Elementary Classroom

    Look through the door of one classroom and you might see the students hunched over, not engaged, even frowning. Look through the door of another classroom, and you might see a room full of lively students, eager, engaged and participating. What is the second teacher doing that the first one isn't? He or she is using creativity in that classroom.
    Trisha Riche
  • Assessing Learning Without a Test

    Challenging high school students to show their learning through a product of their own design brings out their creativity.
  • Creativity on the Run: Apps That Support the Creative Process

    Flashes of creative thought can be difficult for students to capture, so we rounded up a few apps that can help.
  • 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.
  • Finding the Beauty of Math Outside of Class

    Math trails help students explore, discover, enjoy, and celebrate math concepts and problems in real-world contexts.
  • Arts Integration: Resource Roundup

    All points of arts integration -- from benefits and implementation to linking the arts with core curriculum -- are covered in this roundup of useful Edutopia blog posts, articles, and videos.
  • Lessons for 21st-Century Learners

    Three ideas for fostering collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity with easy-to-use apps and tools.
  • Fuel Creativity in the Classroom With Divergent Thinking

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