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Creativity in Gifted Children - Definition and Traits

Creativity in Gifted Children - Definition and Traits | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Most of us, when we think of creativity, think of art, music and writing, and encourage our children in those areas. But creativity is much more than that.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 10, 2:48 PM

Sir Ken Robinson has addressed the way creativity, in the form of divergent thinking, declines after kindergarten. This is especially true for gifted students who challenge and disrupt in stepping outside the box. One aspect of creativity that is not easily embraced in School is that it is disruptive.

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Scaffolding for Deep Understanding

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How do we help novice learners become more expert? Peter Skillen uses collaborative journal writing environments to move kids beyond social talk into deeper thinking.
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The 45 Most Powerful Photos Of 2013

The 45 Most Powerful Photos Of 2013 | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Warning: This post will make you feel emotions.
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Writing prompts don't need to be bland/boring. These photos tell stories and are packed with emotions. Students can explore these stories as disconnected from the news story or through the somewhat current event. Students can also develop descriptive language to describe the images they see. 

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TALC library's curator insight, December 10, 2013 9:47 PM

Some very good material for end of year discussion.