When his two middle schoolers wondered about a tree house, principal Matt Renwick’s bright idea was to engage them in an at-home Genius Hour project. His three take-aways from the experience can help us understand the teacher’s role in creative learning and risk-taking.
Tagged: creative thinking
Much of the ISTE discussion this year focused on the best ways to use technology effectively, says MS teacher and tech enthusiast Patti Grayson. To celebrate, Grayson offers 5 examples from her own classroom of the best times to bring out the digital tools.
Helen Hume’s comprehensive resource guide can help teachers across the curriculum integrate the arts into lesson planning, says ELA teacher Julia Colombo.
A new web tool, designed just for education, can help promote student creativity and innovative thinking, says ed consultant & former MS teacher Mike Fisher.
The documentary School Play by Eddie Rosenstein and Rick Velleu celebrates the importance of creative arts opportunities for all students, says principal Lyn Hilt, who also reviews a companion PD guide.
How to Teach Thinking Skills Within the Common Core: Seven Student Proficiencies of the New National Standards may be too structurally complex to be a valuable everyday resource to the classroom educator, but there’s plenty to admire, says reviewer Kevin Hodgson.