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Guiding Curiosity,
Igniting Imagination!

Teaching Creativity using Inventors: Ermal Cleon Fraze and the Invention of the Pull-Tab

Rote memorization no longer holds the key to education, the real challenge lies in inspiring students to think creatively and solve problems innovatively. As you all know, I am passionate about education that enhances our human potential - specifically THINKING BETTER! One way to teach creativity is by using examples. In this blog post, let's look at what...

April 12th, 2024|0 Comments

Using I.D.E.A.S to Enhancing Vocabulary Skills Through Context Clues

Unpacking I.D.E.A.S One area of focus that is important for all learners is vocabulary acquisition which is an essential skill that underpins comprehension and communication. The acronym I.D.E.A.S, is a great way for teachers aiming to empower students with the ability to decipher the meaning of unfamiliar words through context clues. This blog post explores the I.D.E.A.S framework and introduces an engaging musical element to...

April 5th, 2024|0 Comments

Empathy, Literacy, and Adventure using the Short Film “The Lost Pet Detective” on YouTube

The Lost Pet Detective Lesson Plan Are you looking for a captivating way to teach empathy, literacy, and critical thinking in your classroom? Look no further than "The Lost Pet Detective" lesson plan! This engaging packet combines a heartwarming short film with interactive activities to create a dynamic learning experience for students. Use this packet to capture students' attention and integrate social-emotional learning (SEL) and...

March 31st, 2024|0 Comments

Enhancing Creative Thinking: The Power of Brainstorming Warm-Ups

Are you looking for a fun and easy way to boost your students' creative thinking skills? Look no further than brainstorming warm-ups! These simple yet effective activities can help improve your students' fluency, flexibility, elaboration, and originality with divergent thinking—all while providing a much-needed break from traditional classroom routines. Divergent thinking is a crucial skill that allows students to generate multiple solutions to a problem....

March 16th, 2024|0 Comments

8 Saint Patrick Day Activities to Spark Creative Thinking in Students

Creative Thinking on St. Patrick's Day Enhancing creativity and innovation in students can add a festive flair to your classroom. This blog post explores eight research-based activities crafted to spark creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Whether you're an educator aiming to infuse more creativity into your lessons or a parent looking to enrich your child's educational journey, these activities offer practical and engaging ways to...

March 11th, 2024|0 Comments

Positive Language is Important for Creative Thinking & Innovation

Fuel for Creative Ideas Bringing an idea to life is like tending to a delicate plant. Just as a young sapling needs the right care to grow, creative ideas thrive in a supportive environment. When it comes to unique ideas, how we talk about them really matters. Our reactions and conversations can make or or kill an idea. Let’s explore why using positive language is...

February 29th, 2024|0 Comments

Teachers, Don’t forget to Nurture YOUR own creativity too!

If you want your students to become more creative and innovative, you must also actively nurture your own creativity. The classroom's potential for unlocking these capabilities hinges on our ability to cultivate creativity within yourself.  By understanding and embracing this fundamental principle, you can embark on a wonderful journey to unleash the creative potential within both you and your students which will ultimately enhance the...

February 22nd, 2024|0 Comments
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