A #creativities Walk

Posted: May 28, 2018 in creativities

A few days ago I was on one of my walks with the pooch on the leash and two things happened. While walking I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts – Teaching in Higher Ed with Bonni Stachowiak. (side note, listen to this podcast even in you don’t teach in higher ed, it is jampacked with excellence) I was listening to Episode 206 – Inquiry-Based Learning and I was walking and listening and yanking on the dog and thinking about this upcoming #creativities project. And the podcast started down the road of how creativity came into switching things up quickly in the classroom to engage students or make things suddenly work.

That got me reflecting on my own work. I get the question “How did you think of that?” or I receive the amazing compliment on some of the suggestions that pop into my head. And when I was in the classroom, I would switch gears midstream and it always seemed just natural. And it baffled me why other teachers were impressed by that…it is just what happened. How did that flexible thinking come so natural for me and how do I continue to nurture it.

Ok.. so the 2nd thing that happened on this walk is that I checked my Twitter and I saw this tweet by@ThisIsSethsBlog (one of my personal go-tos) 

The post discusses what businesses do after a hiccup – after something goes wrong. Then things started to come together…how do we get better in teaching and learning after a hiccup – after we fumble?

My conclusion, my thought…we need to get better at being creative or gaining creative confidence or flexible thinker. And how do we get better at that…well…we can exercise our creative muscle.

That is my professional learning for the summer and I am going to share it out along on the Tweets.

And why stop there… collect these activities and use them with your learners!

 

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