Sparking Student Creativity

Sparking Student Creativity

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Teaching isn't merely transmitting knowledge to students; ita€™s also about teaching students to approach learning in engaging and unexpected ways. In Sparking Student Creativity: Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving, author and researcher Patti Drapeau explores and explains research related to creativity and its relevance in todaya€™s standards-based, critical thinkinga€“focused classroom. The book vividly and comprehensively shows: how creative lessons can meet and extend the expectations of curriculum standards such as the Common Core State Standards; how to incorporate creativity and assessment into daily classroom practices; how to develop a qCreativity Road Mapq to guide instruction; and how to design lessons that prompt and support creative thinking. In addition, the book includes 40 a€œgrab and goa€ ideas that infuse lesson plans with a spirit of exploration. No matter what grade levels or content areas you teach, Sparking Student Creativity will help you to produce creative lesson components that directly address critical content, target specific standards, and require thoughtful products from students as they grow into independent learners and become successful students and adults.A 4th grade teacher I know tried this a€œbackwarda€ teaching approach with a student who was resistant to learning the multiplication tables. Instead of having the student do computational worksheets and work on computer programs focusing on practicing multiplication facts, the teacher gave the student interesting multiple-step word problems that needed to be solved by multiplying. At first the student keptanbsp;...

Title:Sparking Student Creativity
Author:Patti Drapeau
Publisher:ASCD - 2014-09-23


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