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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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  • Using Sci-Fi in the Science Classroom

    Science fiction is a great entry point for helping elementary and middle school students think about science in new ways.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 5 Ways to Unleash Student Creativity and Reduce Fear of Failure

    Fear stifles creativity. By making space for the exchange of high-quality, low-stakes feedback, you can encourage the right kind of risk-taking.
  • Teaching Black History, Thought, and Culture Through Art

    From Alma Thomas to Jean-Michel Basquiat and Augusta Savage, here are eight remarkable artists to talk about in class—and art projects inspired by their work.
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  • Playing to Learn in Middle and High School

    Play-based learning can help older students remember new material and transfer their learning from one context to another.
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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cultivating a Creative Mindset

    To help students be more creative and become innovators, teachers must first nurture their own creativity.
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  • How Fan Fiction Can Do Wonders for Student Writing

    Teachers can ignite students’ enthusiasm for writing with creative assignments based on the books they love to read.
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  • A Fun Activity to Promote a Sense of Belonging in High School Math

    Creating memes and cartoons around mathematical concepts and themes helps students realize how much they’ve learned.
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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 to Make Math Concepts Feel Relevant to Students

    Helping high school students understand that math has useful applications in their lives can boost their engagement in learning.
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