Creativity and Imagination

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 ›
Breaking the Blockbuster Model

Breaking the Blockbuster Model

In 1905, the first Nickelodeon opened in Columbus, Ohio and charged a large crowd of several hundred people 5¢ each to see a movie. (Get it–a “nickle”odeon?) Since then, movies have changed a lot,  and so has education too. Recently, I’ve been a part of some really...Read more ›
Learning Spaces That Inspire and Innovate

Learning Spaces That Inspire and Innovate

When thinking about designing a new learning space, or making updates, changes or tweaks to an existing one, most educators pick up a catalog or start a pinterest board and their minds begin swimming through flexible seating options and fun shaped tables and desks....Read more ›
Teachers Use Podcasts to Teach Writing & Reading

Teachers Use Podcasts to Teach Writing & Reading

Although “audio blogging” has been around since the 1980s, podcasting – as we know it today – didn’t gain popularity and traction until 2004 when broadband internet and audio playback devices become more readily available to consumers. In...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 ›
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