Creative Teaching: Ideas to Boost Student Interest by James P Downing

By James P Downing

Tap into hidden creativity, have interaction scholars within the studying technique, and foster inventive considering and expression with leading edge recommendations in response to Downing's learn and adventure. a few seventy five actions that permit clients to perform talents as they collect them are followed via dozens of pattern classes and diverse counsel for buying all started and averting pitfalls. Imaginary tours, selection mapping, Socratic seminars, storytelling, query stringing, scripted interviews, ensemble reading-and more-any educator can use those recommendations. Grades K-12.

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Testing is really not part of the creative process in the sense of generating something new, but it is a necessary follow-up step because it answers the question of whether to return to the search for synthesis or to move on. Creative teaching boils down to the process of taking students to the brink of discovery and then letting them discover how to put the pieces together into a whole. This process is inherently engaging and, in the end, pleasurable. The craft of creative teaching is the art of knowing how to embed the creative process in the work the students do.

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