by Author and Educational Consultant Laura Magner
Encourage students to think more creatively as they leap through these 96+ creative activities week-by-week, month-by-month. Using the Creativity Calendar students will experience weekly activities practicing fluency, flexibility, originality and elaboration, major components of the creativity process.
Dr. E. Paul Torrance believed that people can learn to be more creative at any age. Young people must have the opportunity to create and critique. And teachers must use various strategies to teach, encourage, and reward creative thought. Thus even educators who do not view themselves as creative can provide appropriate opportunities for creativity.
School assignments primarily require left-brain thinking. Too infrequently, students are given raw information and asked to determine the outcome, to do something creative with the data, or to think for themselves. The Creativity Calendar encourages students to create and then critique their products –verbal, visual, or kinesthetic.
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