Are you teaching your students to be creative thinkers?
How to have time to add one more thing to your curriculum.
You want to teach your students to be more creative, but you also feel like you don’t enough time to add another thing to your already packed schedule. When thinking about any of your lessons, you need to get to the heart of the matter, why are you doing it. What do you want your students to know, do, and understand at the end of it. When you get clear, you often find that there is time and space to make adjustments.
There are also creative thinking exercises that don’t have to take a lot of time. In the video below I talk about how to use a tangram in your classroom + add 6 word stories for some writing exercises and to extend the lesson.
Side note: 6 word stories can be a great way to have students write short and to the point artist statements. They tend to be more interesting, but also don’t take long to read.