Educators from around the country share their favorite educational apps.
Improvisation is being used as a way to help students and educators feel supported, open up to new ideas and think on their feet.
A simple game can bring educators together to talk about pain points and observations, and ultimately, find a solution.
Research on what’s happening in the brain when jazz musicians improvise is helping shed light on the neuroscience behind creativity.
How do we promote creativity in schools? This is one of the prevailing concerns of many progressive education reformers. From a long-term fiscal perspective, creativity can lead to innovation, and for the U.S. to have a competitive edge in the global economy, minds capable of identifying problems and imagining new possibilities are a necessity. But given the constructs of public schools, can creativity truly be valued?
University degrees in creativity are proliferating. But what does it mean to teach someone to be creative?
Universities say they’re looking for students who are engaged citizens and independent thinkers with a desire to be a part of the school’s community. But many of the measures used to determine college admission don’t test for those qualities. Instead, colleges look at SAT or ACT test scores, the number of Advanced Placement classes a student has completed, GPAs and the ability to write a strong essay. There is often a disconnect between the kind of student colleges say they want and what students have to do to be admitted.