Five Ways to Cultivate Creativity in the Classroom

5 WAYS TO CULTIVATE CREATIVITY IN THE CLASSROOM
Creative classrooms don’t just happen. They are fostered, day by day, by teachers and administrators who truly value the (sometimes loud, messy and unpredictable) creative process.   As a public school music educator for 15 years I have worked with classroom teachers who set up their students for creative success and also those who have not. The difference is clear when they come to my classroom for music each week – I see it in the risks they are willing to take, the amount of struggle they can handle before getting frustrated, whether they see challenges as an opportunity or a burden, and even how they interact with each other.
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By |January 2nd, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

The Artistic Edge is now a Book!

The Artistic Edge is now a Book!
Well the summer has come and gone and I feel like I’ve been locked in my office with my laptop for months. It’s finally time to emerge and announce that my book, The Artistic Edge: 7 Skills Children Need to Succeed in an Increasingly […]

By |November 1st, 2012|Featured|0 Comments

CWMF: Nate Interviews James Duncan!

CONNECTING WITH MY FUTURE (CWMF)

Nate Oppel (13 years old) Interviews James Duncan, one of the stars of War Horse.

READ NATE’S REFLECTION ON HIS EXPERIENCE

“After seeing War Horse, I was amazed at the skill it takes to operate the life-sized horse puppet. It was a great show and I’m glad I […]

By |May 30th, 2012|Featured|1 Comment

A New Year’s Resolution

A New Year’s Resolution
Okay, so how many of you remember this…you are about 12 years old and you are sitting in school and your teacher asks a question to the class. You are pretty sure that you know the answer, but you hesitate. You don’t raise your hand. Something inside […]

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