Lifelong Kindergarten

Lifelong Kindergarten

In Kindergarten, children spend more time with math worksheets than building blocks and finger paint.

Author: Mitchel Resnick

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780262536134

Category: Creative ability

Page: 191

View: 906

In Kindergarten, children spend more time with math worksheets than building blocks and finger paint. Kindergarten is becoming more like school. School (even the rest of life) should be more like kindergarten. To thrive in today's fast-changing world, people of all ages must learn to think and act creatively. The author discusses new technologies and strategies for engaging young people in creative learning experiences. He tells stories of how children are programming their own games, stories, and inventions, and collaborating through remixing, crowdsourcing, and large-scale group projects.
Categories: Creative ability

Developing Creativity In The Primary School

Developing Creativity In The Primary School

This informative book brings together theory, research and practice examples of creativity in primary schools, providing a scholarly yet accessible introduction.

Author: Jesson, Jill

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335244638

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 727

This informative book brings together theory, research and practice examples of creativity in primary schools, providing a scholarly yet accessible introduction. The book offers an overview for teachers looking for a concise guide to current thinking about creativity, particularly if your school is thinking of introducing or extending its practice. The book considers recent developments in the creative curriculum, and techniques embedded in approaches such as Philosophy for Children, Mantle of the Expert and Enterprise Education. Ideas for personalising teaching and creating independent and motivated learners are incorporated. Other key features of the book include: Examination of the major theories of creativity How to develop your own creativity as a teacher Focus on the difference between developing group and individual creativity Innovative ideas for creativity in subject teaching Practical examples and 'Creative Challenges' throughout The book draws on the author's many years of experience of working with children in schools, working on Creative Partnerships and Higher Education in the Arts (HEARTS) projects and ideas developed through working in initial teacher training. This book is essential reading for students in the early stages of their teacher training course as well as for practising teachers looking for innovative ideas and guidance on developing creativity in themselves and their classrooms. "This is an interesting book, which explores theory, practice and policy of creativity in the primary classroom. Jill Jesson links five key creative behaviours drawn together initially by (then) policymakers QCA, with what she identifies as six areas of creative endeavour. Primary teachers committed to developing a 'creative curriculum' will find much material in this lively book that supports their personal and professional creativity, as well as suggestions for classroom practice in developing individual and group work." Professor Anna Craft, University of Exeter and The Open University, UK "This is a compulsory read for all those interested in developing the creative potential of young people in primary schools. It includes a useful overview of previous thinking on creativity and makes a convincing case for its importance across the curriculum. Above all, this book is jam-packed with practical ideas. Whether you are interested in creative approaches to maths or modern languages, developing group or personal creativity, or the challenges of assessing creative endeavour, you will find a host of strategies that have been tried and tested in the classroom." Hilary Hodgson, Director, Ormiston Trust
Categories: Education

The Young Artist as Scientist

The Young Artist as Scientist

creativity is a combination of abilities, skills, motivations, and attitudes used in the
arts and STEM. It requires ... ISSUES RELATED TO CREATIVITY In the 1970s
Ellis Paul Torrance developed the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking. These
tests are highly ... Meador (1992) presents evidence that creativity declines in
kindergarten, even though this may seem like a natural time to be creative. This
apparent ...

Author: Mary Jo Pollman

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807776506

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 132

This is the first in-depth look at the important connections between the arts and science specifically for early childhood education (pre-K–3rd grade). Highlighting their many commonalities, such as the processes involved in creative problem solving, the author draws on what we can learn from Leonardo da Vinci as the supreme artist-scientist. Every chapter begins with a vignette of Leonardo and relates his thinking to the development of children’s ideas in the arts and STEM (STEAM). This fresh look at the interdisciplinary connections of the arts and science offers early childhood teachers and administrators a spectrum of tools for connecting the creative arts (art, movement, drama, and music) to the STEM movement, 21st-century skills, and developmentally appropriate practice. “A coherent, well-researched argument for replacing meaningless activities with engaging creative art and STEM experiences.” —From the Foreword by Judy Harris Helm, president, Best Practices, Inc. “Mary Jo understands the many connections between science and art, and her materials and resources foster creativity and science learning with ready-to-use activities.” —Carrie Lynne Draper, founder & executive director, Readiness Learning Associates “Woven throughout the book are historical perspectives, current research, critical concepts, and activity ideas that provide a rich rationale and immediate applicability to the classroom.” —Julie Bullard, University of Montana
Categories: Education

Kodaly in the Kindergarten Classroom

Kodaly in the Kindergarten Classroom

Developing the Creative Brain in the 21st Century Micheal Houlahan, Philip
Tacka ... They include performance, musical literacy and critical thinking skills,
creativity, and listening, as well as stewardship of musical and cultural heritage.

Author: Micheal Houlahan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199374007

Category: Music

Page: 576

View: 651

Since the mid-twentieth century, Zoltán Kodály's child-developmental philosophy for teaching music has had significant positive impact on music education around the world, and is now at the core of music teaching in the United States and other English speaking countries. Kodály in the Kindergarten Classroom is the first comprehensive handbook to update and apply the Kodály concepts to teaching music in early childhood classrooms. Kodály in the Kindergarten Classroom provides teachers with a step-by-step road map for developing children's performance, creative movement, and literacy skills in an organic and thoughtful manner. Through six years of field-testing with music kindergarten teachers in the United States, Great Britain, and Hungary (the home country of Zoltán Kodály), authors Micheál Houlahan and Philip Tacka have developed a methodology specifically for 21st century classrooms. Houlahan and Tacka use the latest research findings in cognition and perception to create a system not only appropriate for kindergarteners' particular developmental stages but also one which integrates vertically between kindergarten and elementary music classes. The methods outlined in this volume encourage greater musical ability and creativity in children by teaching kindergarteners to sing, move, play instruments, and develop music literacy skills. In addition, Kodály in the Kindergarten Classroom promotes critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration skills. Although the book uses the Kodály philosophy, its methodology has also been tested by teachers certified in Orff and Dalcroze, and has proven an essential guide for teachers no matter what their personal philosophy and specific training might be. Over 100 children's books are incorporated into Kodály in the Kindergarten Classroom, as well as 35 detailed lesson plans that demonstrate how music and literacy curriculum goals are transformed into tangible musical objectives. Scholarly yet practical and accessible, this volume is sure to be an essential guide for kindergarten and early childhood music teachers everywhere.
Categories: Music

Creativity in Music Education

Creativity in Music Education

This book creates a platform for music educators to share their experience and expertise in creative music teaching and learning with the international community.

Author: Yukiko Tsubonou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811327490

Category: Education

Page: 279

View: 860

This book creates a platform for music educators to share their experience and expertise in creative music teaching and learning with the international community. It presents research studies and practices that are original and representative of music education in the Japanese, Asian and international communities. It also collects substantial literature on music education research in Japan and other Asian societies, enabling English-speaking readers to access excellent research and practical experiences in non-English societies.
Categories: Education

Higher Order Thinking Skills to Develop 21st Century Learners

Higher Order Thinking Skills to Develop 21st Century Learners

Thinking. Early. Kindergarten can be one of the best places for critical and
creative thinking, says Kendall Ganong, a kindergarten teacher in the Round
Rock Independent School District in Texas. “At this age, they are curious about
everything.

Author: Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425895273

Category: Education

Page: 0

View: 669

Help develop students' higher-order thinking skills (HOTS) with approaches that are practical and researched-based. Teachers will gain a better understanding of higher-order thinking skills with concrete examples of what it looks like in each of the content areas. Strategies are also presented for differentiating higher-order thinking skills and how to develop them in English language learners. This resource also includes techniques for effective classroom management, assessment, and information to aid in backwards planning.
Categories: Education

Creativity and Music Education

Creativity and Music Education

Seventeen contributors make a compelling case for including creativity as part of the music classroom, from kindergarten to teacher training courses. Practical solutions and time tested practices are provided.

Author: Timothy Sullivan

Publisher: Canadian Music Educators' Association

ISBN: 9780920630112

Category: Education

Page: 274

View: 346

Seventeen contributors make a compelling case for including creativity as part of the music classroom, from kindergarten to teacher training courses. Practical solutions and time tested practices are provided.
Categories: Education

Weaving Creativity Into Every Strand of Your Curriculum

Weaving Creativity Into Every Strand of Your Curriculum

With Weaving's selection of useful language and 750 tips and ideas, you will be bringing creativity into your classroom in no time! This book will help you deliberately weave various creative thinking skills into every one of your lessons.

Author: Julia Figliotti

Publisher:

ISBN: 0996477519

Category:

Page: 186

View: 347

What is creativity? How can you foster it in your classroom? And how can you incorporate it into your lessons without falling behind on your curriculum plans? Don't worry - the answer is within these pages! Creativity is a key skill for your students, both within the classroom and outside of it, so we interviewed more than 100 teachers and creativity experts from around the world to gather their favorite techniques for bringing creative thinking skills into any curriculum. With Weaving's selection of useful language and 750 tips and ideas, you will be bringing creativity into your classroom in no time! This book will help you deliberately weave various creative thinking skills into every one of your lessons. And best of all, it won't take time away from the subjects themselves. From kindergarten through college, Weaving Creativity into Every Strand of Your Curriculum is the go-to book for a more creative classroom environment!
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Creativity in the Classroom

Creativity in the Classroom

The fourth edition of this well-known text continues the mission of its predecessors âe" to help teachers link creativity research and theory to the everyday activities of classroom teaching.

Author: Alane J. Starko

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415997065

Category: Education

Page: 356

View: 226

The fourth edition of this well-known text continues the mission of its predecessors âe" to help teachers link creativity research and theory to the everyday activities of classroom teaching. Part I (chs 1-5) includes information on models and theories of creativity, characteristics of creative people, and talent development. Part II (chapters 6-10) includes strategies explicitly designed to teach creative thinking, to weave creative thinking into content area instruction, and to organize basic classroom activities (grouping, lesson planning, assessment, motivation and classroom organization) in ways that support studentsâe(tm) creativity. Changes in this Edition: Improved Organization -- This edition has been reorganized from 8 to 10 chapters allowing the presentation of theoretical material in clearer, more manageable chunks. New Material âe" In addition to general updating, there are more examples involving middle and secondary school teaching, more examples linking creativity to technology, new information on the misdiagnosis of creative students as ADHD, and more material on cross-cultural concepts of creativity, collaborative creativity, and linking creativity to state standards. Pedagogy & Design âe" Chapter-opening vignettes, within-chapter reflection questions and activities, sample lesson ideas from real teachers, and end-of-chapter journaling activities help readers adapt content to their own teaching situations. Also, a larger trim makes the layout more open and appealing and a single end-of-book reference section makes referencing easier. Targeted specifically to educators (but useful to others), this book is suitable for any course that deals wholly or partly with creativity in teaching, teaching the gifted and talented, or teaching thinking and problem solving. Such courses are variously found in departments of special education, early childhood education, curriculum and instruction, or educational psychology.
Categories: Education

Exceptional Child Education Resources

Exceptional Child Education Resources

... Reinforcement ; Creative Thinking ; Thinking Skills ; Creativity Tests ; * Problem
Solving Identifiers : * Private Speech Creativity measures and samples of private
speech were collected from 42 preschool and kindergarten children . Statistical ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015077229279

Category: Special education

Page:

View: 234

Categories: Special education

E Paul Torrance the Creativity Man

E  Paul Torrance   the Creativity Man

Encouraging the Creativity of Preschool Children . ” Presentation at Otani ...
Roles of Teachers and Administrators in the Development of Creative Thinking
Skills . ... The Role of Administrators in Educating for Creativity in the
Kindergarten .

Author: Garnet W. Millar

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015034514300

Category: Education

Page: 381

View: 982

Categories: Education

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness

Two of the experiences begin by introducing a book (Resources 4.1 and 4.2),
one involves setting up a creative play center ... questioning, problem solving,
and comparing and contrasting and by encouraging higher-level thinking skills.

Author: Nancy L. Cappelloni

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452284385

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 734

Put children on a path to success! Filled with photos and tools for practice, this is one of the rare resources to combine the latest research with immediately useable ideas and professional development support to help you equip our youngest students for formal schooling. This ready guidebook helps you: Understand the complexities of the transition to kindergarten Implement a successful program of instruction and assessment appropriate for children with various abilities Align your lessons with Common Core kindergarten standards Assess young children’s skills and abilities Tailor your program to enrich learning for all students
Categories: Education

The elementary school journal

The elementary school journal

Rank Order of Teaching Strategies Used To Develop Divergent - Thinking
Processes , by Grade Level Kindergarten ... mystery of things Adjustment to
development Examples of change Tolerance of ambiguity Study creative people
Skills of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3659324

Category:

Page:

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Futuristic Education and Creative Thinking Skills

Futuristic Education and Creative Thinking Skills

Option 3 : A Topical Approach : In this case Creative Thinking Skills can be
applied to a targated topic , trend , issue or problem . ... Option 4 : Creative
Thinking Skills , per se : Core Course : A specialized course exclusively on this
subject as a core course of ( i ) a week , as an ... This is the K - G : Kindergarten
level .

Author: Ikram Azam

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015069296377

Category: Crative thinking

Page: 274

View: 714

Categories: Crative thinking

The Learning Centered Kindergarten

The Learning Centered Kindergarten

By using a multisensory approach, she provided interest and novelty for
knowledge and skills being revisited and offered ... better problem solving and
critical thinking skills, and a more complex lens through which to view and
appreciate the world around them (Deasy, 2002). ... Putting the arts back into the
curriculum adds elements of interest and creativity into normally mundane and
repetitive tasks.

Author: Shari Y. Ehly

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452295343

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 729

This innovative book helps kindergarten teachers align learning-centered practices with state standards and offers classroom vignettes, practical strategies, lesson plans, and other essential resources.
Categories: Education

Competence

Competence

Rank Order of Teaching Strategies Used To Develop Divergent - Thinking
Processes , by Grade Level Kindergarten ... Study creative people Process of
invention Crcative reading skill Creative reading skill Creative listening skill
Kindergarten ...

Author: Paul S. Willes

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012151448

Category: Teacher-student relationships

Page: 95

View: 400

Categories: Teacher-student relationships

The Visual Guide to Kindergarten

The Visual Guide to Kindergarten

It’s a whole new way of learning! The Visual Guide to Kindergarten puts the focus on 21st century skills that lead to school success.

Author:

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 9781483833217

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 885

The Visual Guide to Kindergarten uses bold infographics to present fascinating facts about animals, the five senses, dinosaurs, world holidays, and more. Infographics allow students to complete creative challenges while building math, writing, reading, and data-collection skills. When information is presented visually, children are more likely to understand and remember it. The Visual Guide to Kindergarten uses infographics to grab young learners' attention with an exciting visual learning technique. Infographics simplify complex information by highlighting key ideas and connections with colorful charts, pictures, and graphs. The perfect at-home resource, this cross-curricular workbook provides comprehension questions, writing prompts, and creative challenges to keep your child engaged in the learning process. Grade-specific and high-interest, the Visual Guide series offers a unique collection of infographics that teach language arts, math, social studies, and science. Your child will grow as a critical thinker; make strides toward learning independently; and improve skills with text, numbers, and data. A way of learning that appeals to today’s youth, the Visual Guide series focuses on building the 21st century skills that lead to school success.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants E Book

Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants   E Book

This section discusses educational readiness skills for children enrolled in
preschool programs, kindergarten, and ... Appropriate social skills and manners
are expected, and increased skill in creative thinking, problem solving, and the ...

Author: Jean W. Solomon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323291637

Category: Medical

Page: 644

View: 206

Utilizes a family-centered perspective, using the terminology of the AOTA Practice Framework, which focuses on tailoring the OT approach to meet the needs of children within the context of their own environments. Includes evidence-based content such as clinical trials and outcome studies that demonstrate the basis for OTA best practices. Presents case examples that show how key concepts apply to real-life situations. UNIQUE! Features expert advice and tips from the authors and contributors in highlighted Clinical Pearls boxes. Addresses cultural diversity and sensitivity to introduce you to the wide groups of people that OTAs treat. Incorporates prevention as a role OTA’s have in addition to intervention and treatment. Contains suggested activities in each chapter that help bridge the gap between the classroom and the clinic. Prepares you for the information you’re expected to learn from the chapter with key terms, chapter outlines, and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter. Helps you assess and evaluate what you’ve learned with review questions and summaries at the end of each chapter. UNIQUE! Evolve website offers a variety of video clips and learning activities to help reinforce the material you learn in the text. UNIQUE! Demonstrates how concepts apply to practice with video clips on the Evolve website that exhibit pediatric clients involved in a variety of occupational therapy interventions. UNIQUE! Prepares you for new career opportunities with content on emerging practice areas such as community systems. UNIQUE! Offers new assessment and intervention strategies with the addition of content on Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) assessments and physical agent modalities (PAMS). Provides the latest information on current trends and issues such as childhood obesity, documentation, neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), and concepts of elongation.
Categories: Medical

Creative Thinking and Arts based Learning

Creative Thinking and Arts based Learning

Preschool / Kindergarten Using the poem “ Bubbles ” from the book Dance with
Me ( Esbensen , 1995 ) , invite children ... and structures Applying and
demonstrating critical and creative thinking skills in dance Language Arts :
Students apply a ...

Author: Joan P. Isenberg

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X004907943

Category: Education

Page: 482

View: 189

"Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning "prepares preservice and inservice teachers to "know why "children's creative thinking and play are so important, "know about "children's play and creative thinking, and also "know how "to provide these experiences within the curriculum. It contains extensive coverage of the roles, responsibilities, and strategies that lead to a more child-centered, play-based curriculum. An Applied Approach Many instructional guidelines and classroom strategies are presented throughout the text for integrating creative thinking and play into learning. Cases about preschoolers, K-2nd graders, and 3rd-4th graders open each chapter and show readers how teachers infuse the arts into learning. Meeting Standards. This new feature discusses how to provide for creativity in classrooms while also meeting state and national standards. Frequently Asked Questions. Another new feature poses common questions about issues, such as what materials and resources to use, how to adapt environments for diverse learners, and how to foster and assess creative thought. Misconceptions are dispelled with research-based answers. A Theoretical Approach Solid theory underlies all of the content. The authors' experience as university professors and practitioners is evident in their clear presentation of relevant theory. A Reflective Approach Teacher's Reflections in each chapter tell readers what other preservice and inservice teachers are thinking and doing in their classrooms relative to their experiences with the arts. Resources: Instructor's Manual and test Bank, PowerPoint Slides
Categories: Education