Experience for Nuance | Jay McTighe | Assessing Creativity

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (6:18) Tom examines the strange relationship some educators have with research and suggests that our experience be used to add the nuances of implementation. Then, Tom is joined by Jay McTighe (15:15) to discuss “Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects.” Finally, in Assessment Corner (1:20:30), Tom explores how teachers can assess creativity without stifling creativity and … 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

EP64: How to Get Creative in Your Learning Space Set Up

The Staff Room PodcastStaff Room Podcast

In Episode 64 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their Learning Spaces during Face-to-face teaching. Both of them experienced lots of change with their classroom, so going back to reflect on the process was very beneficial. They discussed how they have transformed their unconventional spaces to be thriving and opportune for creativity for both of their classrooms. … 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