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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...
Thanks to Margaret Simon from Reflections on the Teche for providing this space to share how teachers are using technology in their classrooms. Please visit her site to see what others are doing. Tomorrow is the beginning of Digital Writing Club.
I recently heard a TED talk from Brian Goldman, a doctor who admits to having made mistakes. In very emotional language, he describes some costly emergency room mistakes, and then makes a strong case for changing the way that the medical profession addresses such things. He believes that medicine will improve if doctors are free to discuss their mistakes, without judgment, allowing them to learn from each other. But, he continued, because doctors are judged by mistakes, they are too afraid to di
Claudia M. Reder's insight:
Learning to use mistakes is part of arts studio approach and can be applied to other fields.
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.
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