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In Search of a Voice by Dr Helen Street | The Positive Times

In Search of a Voice by Dr Helen Street | The Positive Times | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Great article on positive schools movement focusing on areas such as student creativity and imagination, student voice, collaboration and learning from mistakes. Thanks, Quincey.

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On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes

On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Scientists have come a long way in understanding how the brain generates creative ideas. Their work can inform classroom structures if educators want to inspire more creativity in students.
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Not surprisingly, giving students freedom allows them to be more creative. PBL is good for this.

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Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline

Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Once considered the product of genius or divine inspiration, creativity — the ability to spot problems and devise smart solutions — is being recast as a teachable skill.
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Importance of teaching creative thinking in schools.

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Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools.
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A good article on different teaching practices based on research. Woth a read.

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How Einstein Thought: Fostering Combinatorial Creativity and Unconscious Connections

How Einstein Thought: Fostering Combinatorial Creativity and Unconscious Connections | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
"Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought."

For as long as I can remember -- and certainly long before I
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Importance of combimation play for creativity.

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There Is No Education Without the Arts

There Is No Education Without the Arts | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
The best education enables artistic voice and creative habits of mind.
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Importance of creative arts in education. “We’re talking about a way of educating that involves artistic sensibilities—artistic habits of mind. The ability to re-assess and to imagine."

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The creative spark

The creative spark | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading - through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
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Some great videos on creativity in this TED playlist. Some you are probably familiar with, but some new ones, too.

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10 Ways to Teach Innovation

10 Ways to Teach Innovation | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Innovation and the current classroom model most often operate as antagonists. The system is evolving, but not quickly enough to get young people ready for the new world. But there are a number of ways that teachers can bypass the system and offer students the tools and experiences that spur an innovative mindset. Here are ten ideas.
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Useful ways to develop innovation in students.

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“Graduating All Students Innovation Ready”

“Graduating All Students Innovation Ready” | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
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Great article on the role schools play in developing innovators.

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