The Creative Classroom

This book shows how teachers and school leaders can work together to overcome all-too-common barriers to creative teaching—leadership, structure, and culture—and collaborate to transform schools into creative organizations.

The Creative Classroom

The Creative Classroom presents an original, compelling vision of schools where teaching and learning are centered on creativity. Drawing on the latest research as well as his studies of jazz and improvised theater, Sawyer describes curricula and classroom practices that will help educators get started with a new style of teaching, guided improvisation, where students are given freedom to explore within structures provided by the teacher. Readers will learn how to improve learning outcomes in all subjects—from science and math to history and language arts—by helping students master content-area standards at the same time as they increase their creative potential. This book shows how teachers and school leaders can work together to overcome all-too-common barriers to creative teaching—leadership, structure, and culture—and collaborate to transform schools into creative organizations. Book Features: Presents a research-based approach to teaching and learning for creativity. Identifies which learning outcomes support creativity and offers practical advice for how to teach for these outcomes. Shows how students learn content-area knowledge while also learning to be creative with that knowledge. Describes principles and techniques that teachers can use in all subjects. Demonstrates that a combination of school structures, cultures, incentives, and leadership are needed to support creative teaching and learning.

The Creative Classroom

The Creative Classroom


The Creative Classroom

The techniques in the book can be used to reinforce and review subject matter as well as to promote language, comprehension, and thinking skills.

The Creative Classroom

The Creative Classroom provides teachers in grades PreK-6 with a number of creative drama strategies for use in the classroom, on a daily basis and across the curriculum. Designed for the teacher who may not have had any prior knowledge or experience with creative drama, the book presents activities that are uncomplicated and versatile with a step-by step procedural guide to help the teacher implement the activities successfully. The activities are ideal for the whole language classroom and their multi sensory approach makes them applicable to students of all learning styles. The techniques in the book can be used to reinforce and review subject matter as well as to promote language, comprehension, and thinking skills. Organized sequentially, from simple to the more complex, the instructional strategies allow teachers and students to risk in increments as they try something for the first time.

The Creative Classroom

The Creative Classroom is an inspirational guide to setting up and managing a creative learning environment.

The Creative Classroom

'The Creative Classroom' is a guide to setting up and managing a creative learning environment. Each chapter demonstrates how to make the most of the classroom and outside space, from stimulating subject zones such as book corners and maths areas, to teaching in role and making full use of the school grounds.

Success in the Creative Classroom

This innovative, engaging and practical book uses a variety of forms of creative expression, and shows how these can be used for teaching children today.

Success in the Creative Classroom

This innovative, engaging and practical book uses a variety of forms of creative expression, and shows how these can be used for teaching children today. Each chapter opens with a story written in or featuring a different genre, which is then underpinned by research and theory and expanded into resources for activities supported by case studies. With photographs, and illustrations by the artist Katty McMurray

Minds and Motion

Minds and Motion


The School Drama Book

As well as discussing the relevant Australian and international research about using drama to enhance literacy and English, the book explores the drama based conventions that are employed in the program and includes a comprehensive ...

The School Drama Book

School Drama is a professional learning program for primary school teachers, which focuses on the power of using drama and literature to improve English and literacy in young learners. School Drama was developed by the Sydney Theatre Company (STC) in 2009, in partnership with The University of Sydney. It has been acclaimed by Australian and international critics, and is now a cornerstone of the STCs Education program. This book is a comprehensive School Drama resource. It includes: A summary of how drama and literature enhance literacy; An explanation of the School Drama approach and methodology; Learning outcomes from the School Drama program so far; Exploration of the art and pedagogy of drama (via elements, devices, and roles) 22 classroom dramas: each comprised of a series of workshops that progress through common themes and texts. The School Drama Book is essential reading for teachers and theatre practitioners who want to educate confidently with drama, either through the STCs School Drama program or on their own. It uses drama as a critical pedagogy, and encourages learning through activities, rather than teaching about the texts. This approach has been shown to develop rich imaginations and creative capacities for the future. Includes a foreword by Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton.

Participatory Creativity

The core principle of the book is that individuals are not creative, ideas are creative, and that there are multiple ways for a variety of individuals to participate in the development of creative ideas.

Participatory Creativity

Participatory Creativity: Introducing Access and Equity to the Creative Classroom presents a systems-based approach to examining creativity in education that aims to make participating in invention and innovation accessible to all students. Moving beyond the gifted-versus-ungifted debate present in many of today’s classrooms, the book’s inclusive framework situates creativity as a participatory and socially distributed process. The core principle of the book is that individuals are not creative, ideas are creative, and that there are multiple ways for a variety of individuals to participate in the development of creative ideas. This dynamic reframing of invention and innovation provides strategies for teachers, curriculum designers, policymakers, researchers, and others who seek to develop a more equitable approach towards establishing creative learning experiences in various educational settings.

Creative Teacher 2 E BOOK

This new edition has been revised to align with the Common Core Standards and boasts a new CD-ROM with many pages of reproducible content including worksheets, project ideas, templates for journal pages, and more.

Creative Teacher 2 E  BOOK

Give your lesson plans a jolt of creativity and get better results from your students. Winner of a Teacher's Choice Award! To keep your students engaged in the classroom, you have to get them excited about learning. From the authors of The Organized Teacher, this award-winning resource offers hundreds of creative ideas to reenergize your lesson plans for any subject, across all grades (K−6)—from waking up the tired book report to making math fun. Just a few of the ideas inside The Creative Teacher, Second Edition: "I woke up five inches tall" and other quick-start creative-writing prompts How-it-works science experiments with electricity, ice cream, volcanoes--even how to make flubber Enthusiasm-generating math tools—from clock and fraction templates to creating your own money . . . and more! This new edition has been revised to align with the Common Core Standards and boasts a new CD-ROM with many pages of reproducible content including worksheets, project ideas, templates for journal pages, and more. From submarine sandwich book reports to graphic organizers to help incorporating writing into math curriculum, The Creative Teacher, Second Edition, has ideas and materials to add zing to your classroom plans as you incorporate the Common Core Standards.

Bloom s and Beyond

Bloom s and Beyond


Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom

The authority - conscious creative writing pedagogy expects that the creative
writing classroom invites shared commitment . This expectation is not an
abdication of professorial responsibility . Instead , it marks a paradigm shift in the
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Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom

Power and Identity In the Creative Writing Classroom remaps theories and practices for teaching creative writing at university and college level. This collection critiques well-established approaches for teaching creative writing in all genres and builds a comprehensive and adaptable pedagogy based on issues of authority, power, and identity. A long-needed reflection, this book shapes creative writing pedagogy for the 21st century.

500 Creative Classroom Techniques for Teachers and Trainers

Use the brainteasers scattered throughout the book to assess the brainpower in the room, when the class needs a mental break, after lunch to get juices flowing again or whenever you have odd minutes to fill. 500 Creative Classroom ...

500 Creative Classroom Techniques for Teachers and Trainers

Approach any training challenge with these new, . fresh and inspired solutions. 500 Creative Classroom Techniques for Teachers and Trainers. Marlene Caroselli. Make your teaching and their learning fun, fast-paced and functional. This toolkit of 500 tips and techniques is designed for trainers at all levels of experience who enjoy experimenting, discovering and evolving. 500 Creative Classroom Techniques for Teachers and Trainers covers all the important basic, including how to: . OCo Have participants introduce themselves. OCo Test for understanding. OCo Add humor. OCo Give feedback. OCo Use questions. OCo Use quotations. OCo Have groups report. OCo Get through printed material. OCo Appoint group leaders. YouOCOll also get creative ways to deal with reluctant learners, make subject matter relevant, encourage participant-learning after the course has ended, develop study habits, make take-home assignments relevant and more. Each of the bookOCOs 20 chapters contains an overview. Within the activities is a wide variety of tips, suggestions, options, cautions, FYI tidbits and recommendations. Use the brainteasers scattered throughout the book to assess the brainpower in the room, when the class needs a mental break, after lunch to get juices flowing again or whenever you have odd minutes to fill. 500 Creative Classroom Techniques for Teachers and Trainers concludes with an appendix section packed with feedback discussion questions, grammar tests, intuition quizzes, leadership quotesOCoeverything you need to bring training sessions to life and achieve maximum results."

The Anti Racist Writing Workshop

Inspired by June Jordan 's 1995 Poetry for the People, here is a blueprint for a 21st-century workshop model that protects and platforms writers of color.

The Anti Racist Writing Workshop

The Antiracist Writing Workshop is a call to create healthy, sustainable, and empowering artistic communities for a new millennium of writers. Inspired by June Jordan 's 1995 Poetry for the People, here is a blueprint for a 21st-century workshop model that protects and platforms writers of color. Instead of earmarking dusty anthologies, imagine workshop participants Skyping with contemporary writers of difference. Instead of tolerating bigoted criticism, imagine workshop participants moderating their own feedback sessions. Instead of yielding to the red-penned judgement of instructors, imagine workshop participants citing their own text in dialogue. The Antiracist Writing Workshop is essential reading for anyone looking to revolutionize the old workshop model into an enlightened, democratic counterculture.

Creative Classroom Designs

Buffalo State College Master's project in Creative Studies, 2010.

Creative Classroom Designs

Buffalo State College Master's project in Creative Studies, 2010.

Creative Teaching

A concise, practical and creative guide to meeting the needs of pupils with a variety of learning styles and needs.

Creative Teaching

A concise, practical and creative guide to meeting the needs of pupils with a variety of learning styles and needs.

Creative Science

Through a refreshing blend of theory and practice this book provides stimulating material to develop creative approaches to science in the classroom.

Creative Science

Through a refreshing blend of theory and practice this book provides stimulating material to develop creative approaches to science in the classroom. It includes: a range of teaching approaches that relate directly to the topic under discussion examples of pupils' work that portray how theory can be translated into practice quick off-the-shelf example model lesson plans which can be adapted. User-friendly and clearly laid out this book is a core text for primary teachers, NQTs and students who want to inject some creativity into their teaching and put that "WOW" factor back into their science lessons.

Creativity and Learning in Secondary English

This book borrows from a range of theories about creativity and about learning, while remaining largely practical in focus. It contains numerous examples for teachers of how to apply ideas about creativity in the classroom.

Creativity and Learning in Secondary English

Creativity in secondary English lessons today is a democratically conceived quality that all pupils are expected to achieve and a resource on which all are entitled to draw. But what exactly is creativity? And how does it relate to English? Creativity and Learning in Secondary English answers these questions, and others, by arguing for a version of creativity that sees it as an ordinary, everyday part of successful classroom practice, central to processes of meaning-making, dialogic interaction and textual engagement. In this construction, creativity is not just linked to learning; it is the driving force behind learning itself, offering pupils the opportunity to transform their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. This book borrows from a range of theories about creativity and about learning, while remaining largely practical in focus. It contains numerous examples for teachers of how to apply ideas about creativity in the classroom. In doing so, it attempts to maintain the subject’s core identity while also keeping abreast of contemporary social, pedagogical and technological developments. The result is a refreshing challenge to some of the more mundane approaches to English teaching on offer in an age focussed excessively on standardisation and teaching to tests. Practical applications of creativity include: Using picture books and graphic novels to stimulate multimodal responses Placing pupils in the role of the teacher Devising marketing campaigns for class novels Adopting experimental approaches to redrafting Encouraging ‘extreme’ forms of re-creative writing Focusing on how to ‘listen’ to texts Creating sound-scapes for poems Thought-provoking and provocative, this textbook draws on current best practice in English teaching and will equip trainee and practising teachers with a wide range of strategies that will lead to greater creativity in the classroom.

Creativity in the Classroom

The editors of this volume contend that the current paradigm of standardizing Higher Education through an outcomes-dominated approach can constrain the educational process, where teachers may feel pressured to resort to risk-aversive ...

Creativity in the Classroom

The editors of this volume contend that the current paradigm of standardizing Higher Education through an outcomes-dominated approach can constrain the educational process, where teachers may feel pressured to resort to risk-aversive methods that satisfy the learning-outcomes and assessment agenda. As a result, the ability of teachers and learners to inform, critique and develop their understanding of subjects together may be being lost. This book contains a variety of alternative approaches teachers have used to develop ways of 'humanizing' and deepening the learning process, through drawing on the creative arts and humanities - including cinema, literature, dance, drama and visual art - in a range of disciplines, it is argued by the editors that these 'arts-based inquiry' approaches have opened up possibilities for transformative learning as concerned with whole person development through opportunities to connect the-intuitive, emotional, relational and creative with the analytical and logical ways of knowing.