TEACH CREATIVE THINKING STEP BY STEP - With Creative Genius students learn and grow their creative thinking skills. The book contains challenging activities for ages 6-14, covers 9 subject areas, and is written for any learning level. Each lesson includes extensions that offer many variations of the main activity. Because it's not grade-specific, "Creative Genius" is a valuable resource that will last for years.
INSIDE YOU'LL FIND:
LESSON PLANS - Over 100 creative thinking lesson plans, clearly organized and easy to follow
REPRODUCIBLES - 150 reproducible "picture prompts" of Objects, Creatures and Personalities
BONUS SECTION - "Creativity: Mysteries Revealed," a concise guide written in plain language
STUDENTS LEARN HOW TO:
• Create Ideas - how to get, develop, and keep them
• Build Skills - practice thinking fluently and flexibly
• Brainstorm - valuable techniques for young students
• Problem-Solve - when and how to apply divergent and convergent thinking
• Take Risks - test ideas and why failure leads to success
• Be Self-Motivated - advance with enthusiasm and determination
• Find Inspiration - learn the stories of creative role models and their accomplishments
"Creative Genius" moves students beyond lower-level thinking skills, like fact recall, and stimulates them to make new connections and think beyond the obvious. Children who are encouraged to imagine, dream, generate new ideas, and give those ideas form, are motivated learners and become the innovators of tomorrow.
Creativity is as important to a student's future as any other educational goal. "Creative Genius" is the most comprehensive book of its kind. It will save you hours of planning whether you lead a group of gifted students or wish to help students of any learning level to develop their creative potential.
PRAISE FOR "CREATIVE GENIUS"
“I wish I’d had this book when I was an elementary school teacher! This book delivers what it promises—practical lessons in which students have the opportunity to think creatively.”
– Dr. Alane Jordan Starko
author of “Creativity in the Classroom” Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Eastern Michigan University
“Creative Genius: How to Grow the Seeds of Creativity Within Every Child is a must-have resource for any educator who wishes to integrate creative thinking skills into the classroom. It provides dozens of step-by-step lessons for every discipline. These lessons will invigorate your classroom, challenge your students, and build a community of creative learners!”
– Dr. Cyndi Burnett
Director of Distance Education Programs
International Center for Studies in Creativity
Buffalo State, State University of New York
“Teachers (or parents) may want to help a child’s creativity grow, but they may not always know how. Building off established psychological and educational research, Sarnat offers a fun and hands-on guide that will inspire, enrich, and delight.”
– Dr. James C. Kaufman
author of “Creativity 101” and co-editor of “The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity”
Professor, California State University
at San Bernardino