Show 65: Unlocking the Creative Child With-in

Ken EhrmannpowerED Up Podcast

JoAnn Nocera left her successful career on the foreign stock exchange and went into education.  She has never looked back and always had her eyes set on bringing out everyone’s creativity.  She took the crayons out and let her students shine. An educator’s ability to be flexible at the moment can be the biggest key to a successful lesson. Creativity … Read More

Mastery Teachers Produce Mastery Students

James O'NealBlog, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Learning should not just be personal for students, but it should be personal for teachers. Teachers should be learners, too. Teachers should master the content so that students can have the opportunity to master what is taught. James joined Jeff on the Daily Drop In to discuss keeping creativity alive as well as mastery in the classroom. Click here … Read More

3 Ways to Unleash the Most Creative Students Ever

Chris ChappotinBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Unleash the most creative students ever by facilitating intrigue, designing solutions to real problems, and coaching and resourcing. Transform or change your classroom or learning environment to facilitate intrigue. Pay attention to current events and conversations had by students, and involve the community to start designing solutions to real problems. Coaching and resourcing means being prepared with resources and … Read More

5-Minute Hacks for Playing at Home

BreAnn FennellBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better

TL;DR: There are many activities that can be done to keep kids entertained without breaking the bank. 5-minute hacks for playing at home include The Floor Is Lava, Cardboard Kingdom, Fort Building, Kitchen Band, and Family Portraits. Have you been wondering what you can do at home without breaking the bank? Want some ideas to send home for the winter … Read More

Tips To Stop Stifling Creativity In Your School

Raymond PortenBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Leaders need to be consistent in cultivating a safe environment where people can be creative, make mistakes, and take chances. Foster relationships based on trust, open communication, and a growth mindset where teachers are encouraged to try new things without fear of failure. Model and promote creativity and risk-taking amongst staff and celebrate taking chances. Administrators, how often do … Read More