Creativity is phenomenon that occurs when something new, be it an image, an idea, an invention, or some combination thereof, comes into being. Whether in the field of art, science, philosophy, writing, mathematics, physics, or whatever your disciplin...
In this special package from Education Week Commentary, educators and advocates discuss the arts in K-12 education. Regular contributing artists illustrate the package, which includes a video that explores the role of the arts in classroom engagement.
Fifth graders in Edwardsville District 7 schools spend a lot of time writing as they learn about the three types of writing: opinion, narrative and informative. Last week the students in Mr. Matthew Aken’s class at Albert Cassens Elementary were learning that the writing process actually has similarities to being a sculptor.
Claudia M. Reder's insight:
Using play dough or clay or sculpey can help students with the writing process in many ways. This is one way.