Creativity is a skill, just like reading or math, that can be taught and learned. Yes, for real!! :-) Through exposure, experience, and practice, creative thinking is a skill anyone can cultivate.
Not only is creative thinking FUN, but it is also important! Divergent thinking increases a student’s desire to learn and supports his/her intellectual development. When we encourage creative thinking, we promote student engagement, motivation, and love for learning.
The teacher tips in this free download are to support the activities in my "BRAIN FOOD" series, a collection of no-preps units to promote critical and creative thinking in the upper elementary classroom. If you'd like to learn more, you can visit the links below:
Brain Food! Enrichment Activities fro Critical and Creative Thinking
Back to School BRAIN FOOD; activities for creative thinking
Spring Enrichment Activities for Critical & Creative Thinking
Creativity in the Classroom! Posters, Teaching Tools, & No-Prep Printables!
If you have any questions, I hope you'll contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to hear from you!