How Do You Encourage Creativity?

Is creativity still alive in our students? What role do we need to play to encourage creativity?

It seems like creativity is still in my students, but buried deep inside waiting for an opportunity to escape. It takes time to get it to the surface and then out to share. But as we allow time for ingenuity, they rise to the occasion.

With the advent and push for more technology use in the classroom is there still a place for creativity?

I believe so.

How do you inspire creativity in your students?


Digital Citizenship

The more our students are online, the more information they will encounter.

It is important for them not only be able to access this information, but also to be the best digital citizens that they can be.

Here are some ideas. I am sure there are lots and lots more.


Classroom Management

If we are truly honest, a great deal of our time is spent on classroom management.

I recently went into a classroom to do a faculty evaluation. I usually try to blend in and act like a student. I scribble a few notes and then leave early.

After the class, I meet with the faculty.

This particular faculty member was really good. But the one thing I had to say was,

“You need to learn how to better manage your classroom. If you fix that, the rest will fall into place.”

And then I thought, that the one thing any of us need to master is classroom management.

How do we do that?


Greeting Students

Whether you are teaching small children or a returning adult learner, they all need to know you care. How do we engage students from the moment they enter the classroom? Here a few ideas I came up with. What else can we do?