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The Death of Creativity in the Classroom

In the mandatory training sessions we attended prior to administering the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP), we were always told to keep walking around the class. Proximity, after all, is the most effective deterrent against those who want to cheat.<p>I did exactly as I was told and circulated around …

What creativity really is - and why schools need it

Although educators claim to value creativity, they don’t always prioritize it.<p>Teachers often have biases against creative students, fearing that …

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The Importance of The Creative Arts for Children and Teens

In my years in the classroom, I have had the pleasure of teaching several children who have either one or two artists as parents. These children, who …

Schools That Foster Creativity

<b>Watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>Sir Ken Robinson is 100 percent correct: creativity should be as important in education as literacy. Today we are living in an innovation age, and creativity is more important than ever before in history. Graduates today need to maximize their own creative …

Stay Bold: Creative Pursuits While in Graduate School

What do you do to stay creative during grad school?