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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 …

Pro/Con: Are schools limiting the creativity of students?

Schools are limiting creativity through forced rules and guidelines<p>By Kaylee Vasbinder<p>From year one, students are told to stay within the lines, to …

How Schools Are Killing Creativity

I speak about education from an unflattering point of view -- maybe because it is destroying our fascinating, curious minds.<p>I don't claim to be an expert in education. I am still a student and I speak for myself. I believe that students should have a voice in the education system today, because …

Teachers: Technology Encourages Student Creativity, Makes Teaching Writing Easier

Ed Tech Trends | Research<p>Are digital tools like cell phones and social networking sites undermining students' writing skills or helping to improve …

The Creative Classroom

Creativity is on our minds. That’s because it’s central, along with skills like collaboration, critical thinking, and communication, to the shift …

Why Kids with Hobbies Thrive in School

When researchers sought out to understand why some inner city kids thrived academically, they discovered that more often than not, students who …

Schools are still killing creativity.

Schools are still killing creativity.<p>Several posts this week noted how we are failing with the nurturing, facilitating, and direct teaching of …

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever

In his popular TED talk, Ken Robinson made the powerful point that most of the students doing work in your classrooms today will be entering a job …

Creativity

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 …

Creativity in the Classroom

3 Favorite Strategies<p>1. Open-Ended Projects<p>This is one of my favorite things to do with my students -- and the students always impress me with their …