I do not normally reblog other people’s work here, but I really like this article and had to share it! We need to view our students as creative and teach them how to use that creativity. They will learn content while being creative…we just have to trust the process. Please give this a read if you have the time!
You are awesome! Keep on teaching, Teacher!
In school, we learn about geniuses and their ideas, but how did they get those ideas? What are the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behaviors, and beliefs that enable creative geniuses to view the same things as the rest of us, yet see something different?
The following are seven principles that I’ve learned during my lifetime of work in the field of creative thinking — things that I wish I’d been taught as a student.
- You Are Creative
Artists are not special, but each of us is a special kind of artist who enters the world as a creative and spontaneous thinker. While creative people believe they are creative, those who don’t hold that belief are not. After acquiring beliefs about their identity, creative people become interested in expressing themselves, so they learn thinking habits and techniques that creative geniuses have used throughout history.
- Creative Thinking Is Work
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