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Creativity in the Classroom

Creativity in the Classroom

I love drawing and sketch-noting. I love photography. I love creating. If I could do it for a living, I think it’s one of the few things I would give up teaching for because it brings me such happiness and just an overwhelming sense of calm and purpose. Until the time...Read more ›
When Skills (Not Product) Are the Focus

When Skills (Not Product) Are the Focus

I recently introduced an activity in my 2nd-5th grade classrooms that involved making mosaic art via Google Drawings. It was a great activity that I first saw on Eric Curts’ blog, Control Alt Achieve. I was excited to be delving into a lesser-used app among my...Read more ›

Divergent Thinking in the Creative Classroom

If you want to increase divergent thinking in your classroom, make some art! Okay, so as a visual arts teacher, I know you’ll think I’m a little biased here, but let me try to convince you. Just to make sure we’re on the same page, let’s define some terms. Divergent...Read more ›
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