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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.

  • The Power of Undo in Digital Art

    When students make artwork digitally, they find new ways to take risks, build confidence, and get creative.
  • An illustration of spatial layout skills

    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.
    Sarah Gonser
    12.6k
  • Green Screen Videos Bring Content to Life

    Green Screen Videos Bring Content to Life

    When students create videos using green screen backgrounds, they can make their thinking visible and explore beyond classroom walls.
    931
  • Mo Willems characters reading

    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.”
    25.2k
  • Illustration of children painting a mural

    Transforming a School Through Arts Integration

    Structuring a school around the arts can help students excel academically and develop social and emotional skills.
    12.5k
  • High school students are sitting in red chairs in a theatre. A teenage boy, two rows back from the front, is in focus; everyone else is slightly blurry.

    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.
    17.4k
  • Two students creating a windmill out of a water bottle in science class

    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.
    7.2k
  • Children putting on a puppet show at home

    5 Home Learning Experiences for the Elementary Grades 

    Activities that incorporate speaking and listening, reading and writing, math, music, science, art, and drama—and are parent-friendly.
    2.1k
  • Students work in groups to remember their year of learning.

    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.
    9.6k
  • 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.
    16.5k
  • Student Photographers Document History During the Pandemic

    Student Photographers Document History During the Pandemic

    As the world closed down, a high school photography assignment captured the imaginations of students and teachers around the country.
    1.3k
  • A female teen is sitting in an art class, holding a long paint brush, painting on a canvas.

    Creativity and Academics: The Power of an Arts Education

    Increased self-confidence and self-understanding, enhanced communication skills, and improved cognition are among the many reasons for teaching the arts.
    6.5k
  • A page of a spiral notebook listing the elements of a tragedy with various drawings and doodles

    More Than Highlighting: Creative Annotations

    Active strategies for annotation like collaborative work and illustration increase students’ comprehension and retention.
    2.6k
  • Teenage girl reading a comic book in her bedroom

    Using Comics to Teach the 4 Cs

    When students read comics or create their own, they have an opportunity to develop their creativity, critical thinking, and communication and collaboration skills.
    924
  • image of a teacher talking to a student

    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.
    7.1k

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