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for the love of learning: Best. Video. On Creativity. Ever

for the love of learning: Best. Video. On Creativity. Ever | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Via Ivon Prefontaine
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Oh, this is SO lovely!~

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 6, 2013 2:05 PM

If we use art, poetry, drama, etc, as forms that promote creative thinking and production, we can get a lot out of students.

Mark Gantt's curator insight, July 8, 2013 1:19 PM

love this! creativity

Nancy White's curator insight, July 10, 2013 10:39 AM

Beautifully illustrates that if we want students to be creative, we need to give them choice - and freedom to use their imaginations!

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The Creative Power Of Memory: Engaging in Creative Ways

The Creative Power Of Memory: Engaging in Creative Ways | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
You probably think that memory is the exact opposite of creativity. After all, the things you memorize already exist, they're not new. And creativity is all about a new idea that didn't exist before...
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We have to move past the notion that there is ONE answer.  Creativity is the cornerstone of innovation (which is our future).  


"One of these techniques is the habit of looking: being aware and mindful of what is happening around you. A second technique is making: putting your ideas out in the world, creating through drawing and building. A third technique is asking: Identifying good questions and formulating problems in productive ways."


"Creative insights always come from combinations of existing mental material. New ideas don't just appear out of thin air; they build on existing ideas, concepts, and perceptions, that you've stored in your mind over the years."

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Top 10 Posts of 2012: Deep, Meaningful and Creative Learning

Top 10 Posts of 2012: Deep, Meaningful and Creative Learning | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Flickr: CriCristina It may come as no surprise that the ideas that are top-of-mind for educators, parents, and policymakers are the very topics conve
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Student engagement requires deep, meaningful and creative learning.  Read on for 10 great posts supporting such things.

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A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Ways to Ignite the Motivational Flame

A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Ways to Ignite the Motivational Flame | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Not all kids are equally motivated. Students vary tremendously in their motivation, even at an early age. Here is a baker's dozen of motivational strategies that can re-ignite the motivational flame.

Via Beth Dichter, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Kids vary re: academic motivation.  I also think they vary over time.  Don't give up !

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 19, 2012 10:19 PM

How often do you struggle with a student, trying to motivate them to be engaged? The author of this post states "I pirate much of my thinking about motivation, kids’ achievement and success in life from my work with young, elite soccer players." He goes on to say that motivation that is found with young soccer players is also found with students in the classroom, that it "makes a real difference." He also provides a short historical background before sharing 13 motivational techniques, with explanations that explain why some techniques do not work for some children. 

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12 Excellent Creativity Resources for Teachers

12 Excellent Creativity Resources for Teachers | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

 

                       ===> Diversity is the spice of life. <===

 Really love this.  Links to 12 really fabulous articles on creativity and teaching.  Great reads!  

 


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Creative Educator - Learning in the Creativity Age

Creative Educator - Learning in the Creativity Age | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Wonderful article!  Tips for encouraging creativity in the classroom.


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The importance of developing creativity in children

The importance of developing creativity in children | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Most parents would be proud if their child was the one who discovered the cure for cancer.


Via Lynnette Van Dyke, Luciana Viter, David Hain, Christine Heine
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Learning To Learn: 7 Dimensions Of Effective Learning

Learning To Learn: 7 Dimensions Of Effective Learning | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Guy Claxton is professor of education at Bristol University, and author of Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less (1997). Among other concepts, he is interested in how people learn.
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More than anything else, the concept of self-directed, entrepreneurial learning and transfer stand out. Learning how to learn is very different than learning content. In the 21st century, access to content and resources is no longer in short supply, but rather access to learning pathways, and authentic reasons to learn, which is where meaning making, critical curiosity, and resilience come in. Making that shift in your own mind is important for these dimensions to be relevant.

The shift is from learning content to learning how to learn.

The takeaways for teachers probably start with the role of the student in the learning process: voice, choice, personalization, self-direction, project-based learning, and other low-hanging fruit of current trends in learning.

 

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Fun Failure: How to Make Learning Irresistible

Fun Failure: How to Make Learning Irresistible | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Failure is a positive act of creativity Scientists, artists, engineers, and even entrepreneurs have to re-learn this as adults.

 

Because in schools, the notion of failure is complicated. School usually gives students one chance to get something right; failing grades work against practice, mastery, and creativity. To keep kids motivated, learning needs to be irresistible. Something games are very good at. The article condenses gaming principle to apply in learning.


Via Jens Hoffmann, Ariana Amorim
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Without embracing failure, I wouldn't be the stellar scarf-knitter that I am today!   : )

 

 

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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, Today, 4:59 PM

Without embracing failure, I wouldn't be the stellar scarf-knitter that I am today!   : )

 

 

Andres Garcia Alvarez's curator insight, Today, 6:54 PM

Without embracing failure, I wouldn't be the stellar scarf-knitter that I am today!   : )

 

 

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5 Components to a Quality Education | Connected Principals

Will Richardson asks the question Why School? in his new book and Seth Godin also asks in this video what is school for?  School fills a myriad of ro...
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Nice list:  

 RigorRelevanceCreativityIndividualizationGrit

I smell Daniel Pink and Paul Tough in the mix!  : )

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The Mind's Eye: An Important Metacognitive Tool For Creative Thought

The Mind's Eye: An Important Metacognitive Tool For Creative Thought | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

A wonderful resource on creativity and metacognition.  

 

Includes lots of information:  "What is creativity:  

1. Novelty- a creative product, course of action or idea necessarily departs from the familiar; 2. Effectiveness- it works, in the sense that it achieves some end- this may be aesthetic, artistic or spiritual, but may also be material such as winning or making profit; 3. Ethicality- the term creative is not usually used to describe selfish or destructive behaviour, crimes, war-mongering and the like (Cropely 2010). Although Gardner asserts that creativity is amoral: novel useful ideas or products could either bring benefits or wreak havoc (Moran 2010). For example the science behind nuclear weapons systems could be considered to be creative in conception.   Moves along to discuss how to teach for creativity:  https://sites.google.com/site/creativityinpractice/conclusion    
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Engaging Students Through Social Media: Real World Experience, Creativity & Future Employability

Engaging Students Through Social Media: Real World Experience, Creativity & Future Employability | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Teaching students to self-regulate their use.  

 

Interesting article:   ". Students that use social media from an early age learn to view it as more than just a distraction" 

 

question:  educators who minimize employability:  % who have kids?  yes...........when I leave the Earth, I really need to know my kids will be able to feed themselves,  Desire to learn and lifelong learning?  That was my job.  Incorporating THAT into their education is their job. 

 

 


Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Fleur Prinsen, Peter Bryant
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davidconover's curator insight, April 6, 2013 3:54 PM

I think this article applies to teaching social video game design as well. The task is finding the time to uncover the right social media teaching strategies.

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Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative in Life Inspirational | All Infographics

Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative in Life Inspirational | All Infographics | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Infographics on being creative in life and inspiration with top 29 ways to be creative on success and startup exploring and researching ideas and concept...

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Cristina Reyes
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Elisa Vivancos's comment, December 22, 2012 3:46 AM
http://allinfographics.org/top-29-best-ways-to-stay-creative-in-life-inspirational
Kathy Jordan's curator insight, February 10, 2013 11:27 AM

I need motivation to stay creative and this infographic by @all_infographic is a winner.

Ana Gea's curator insight, March 19, 2013 9:03 PM

Most importantly- Have fun & Finish something.