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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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  • Friendly Fridays Teach the Art of Kindness

    During weekly creative time, students get to know each other—and learn the value of making others smile.
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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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  • 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
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  • 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.”
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  • Sketchnote collage

    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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  • Incorporating Choice Boards in World Language Classes

    Having a say in their assignments leads students to take ownership of their work, and choice boards are a simple way to give them some control.
    323
  • 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.
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  • How to Use Images to Teach Creative Writing

    Landscape paintings can inspire elementary students to use their five senses and incorporate imaginative details in their writing.
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  • The Power of Undo in Digital Art

    The Power of Undo in Digital Art

    When students make artwork digitally, they find new ways to take risks, build confidence, and get creative.
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  • Girl looking into puddle on beach

    Using Nature to Engage Students in Learning

    Nature comes in all shapes and sizes—from a park to a potted plant—and teachers can use it to spark learning and build a classroom community.
    647
  • Reducing Student Anxiety About Creative Digital Work

    When students feel comfortable sharing creative work on open-ended projects, they’re better able to show what they know.
    157
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    12.8k
  • 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.
    9.7k
  • Teacher records a lesson on his phone

    A Strategy for Exploring Student Creativity Collaboratively

    A teacher who makes her own instructional videos and a podcast uses that work as a springboard to explore creative expression with her social media–savvy students.
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