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Creativity

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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  • 5 Ways to Unleash Student Creativity and Reduce Fear of Failure

    Fear stifles creativity. By making space for the exchange of high-quality, low-stakes feedback, you can encourage the right kind of risk-taking.
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  • Teaching Writing Through Landscape Paintings

    When students focus on what they can see, hear, touch, taste, and smell in a work of art, their imaginations—and their essay-writing skills—take flight.
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  • A Hop, Skip, and a Jump

    The possibilities for creating a sensory path to give students a movement break are endless. Here’s what schools across the country are doing.
  • Teaching Black History, Thought, and Culture Through Art

    From Alma Thomas to Jean-Michel Basquiat and Augusta Savage, here are eight remarkable artists to talk about in class—and art projects inspired by their work.
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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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    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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  • A Fun Activity to Promote a Sense of Belonging in High School Math

    Creating memes and cartoons around mathematical concepts and themes helps students realize how much they’ve learned.
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  • 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.
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  • Creating Authentic Audiences for Student Work

    Teachers can guide students to share their learning with different groups of people, creating a deeply engaging learning experience.
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  • Set the Stage to Get Students Hooked on Shakespeare

    Encouraging student-led exploration and performance can help make Shakespeare’s plays accessible and fun for middle schoolers.
    389
  • How Fan Fiction Can Do Wonders for Student Writing

    Teachers can ignite students’ enthusiasm for writing with creative assignments based on the books they love to read.
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  • 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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  • 6 Must-Watch TEDx Talks to Kick Off the School Year

    In less than 20 minutes each, these six brilliant TEDx Talks explore topics like chronic exhaustion, cultural identity, and emotional intelligence, among others.
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  • How to Make Math Concepts Feel Relevant to Students

    Helping high school students understand that math has useful applications in their lives can boost their engagement in learning.
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  • 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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