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Creativity and Students; Let's Bridge the Gap

Creativity and Students; Let's Bridge the Gap

Despair not. Creativity, while it is challenging to teach explicitly, can be fostered in your students. Check out these ways to help your students develop their creativity.

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Why it Matters

Why it Matters

Creativity is a vital skill students need to be successful in school and life. It helps with problem-solving, contributes to our satisfaction in life, and gives us a sense of purpose. Being creative helps us relax and brings enjoyment to our lives.

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Imagination

Imagination

Encourage imagination and out of the box thinking in your students. Teach students to visualize. Encourage students to think beyond apparent answers and to ask the question ‘What if…?’

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It's Play On

It's Play On

Kids need to play; it is not a mere luxury.Not just games with rules, but kids need long, unstructured blocks of time to play.

Pretend play is one of the best ways for kids to develop their creativity.

Encourage outdoor play. You can even have students make up their own games.

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The Struggle is Real

The Struggle is Real

It’s important to let kids struggle and figure it out on their own. Don’t always give kids a set of instructions to figure out. Give them a project and let them figure out a way to complete it on their own.

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Let'em have the Pencils

Let'em have the Pencils

Give students each a small journal for jotting down their ideas. Creativity strikes at any moment, but sometimes it is fleeting. Writing down, or drawing, thoughts can help retain them and help kids pay attention to their thinking, encouraging further creativity.

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United We Stand

United We Stand

Working in groups is another great way to encourage creativity. Students can feed off each other. The concept of synergy, when a group has its own energy, can fuel further creativity.

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Don't Forget to Praise Them

Don't Forget to Praise Them

When they use their creativity, praise it in specific ways.

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The child who is ‘left behind’ most is the one who leaves school without transition readiness.

DR. JAMES STANFIELD

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It's a Life Skill

It's a Life Skill

Creativity isn’t something that students learn overnight, but it is something you can help students develop. Make your classroom a creativity workshop by giving students opportunities to think for themselves and solve problems. They will use this skill for the rest of their lives.

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CURATOR'S NOTE

Nowadays creativity in kids is dying out. The craze to do something new is now quite unlikely to be found in our youngsters. They are now just programmed machines; not ready to try something new.

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