Creative Thinking and Problem Solving for Young Learners

Creative Thinking and Problem Solving for Young Learners

Creative Thinking and Problem Solving for Young Learners

Creative Thinking and Problem Solving for Young Learners

Synopsis

"Creativity informs all learning, but can it be taught? This book answers a resounding yes! It also shows you exactly how to nourish creativity and problem-solving abilities in your students. After presenting valid models of creative thinkers who appear in outstanding children's literature, the author offers a variety of activities that help young learners develop their creative processes through fluency, flexibility, and originality. She also provides lists for further reading and guidelines for adapting the lessons to other grade levels. With its thorough and upbeat approach, this book helps you empower students with important skills that they will use throughout their lives. Grades K-4 (adaptable to other grades)." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Excerpt

It's Monday morning in the classroom, and
things are not going well. John came to school
with a snake in a jar and is telling scary
stories about how he got it. Many of the
children are petrified, and Sarah is crying
loudly. In another part of the room, Matthew
and Amy are arguing about who knocked the
coats off the coat rack, while Jeremy is quietly
hanging them up. Mrs. Jones stands at the
door waiting to conference. Yes, she knows she
doesn't have an appointment, but this is very
important.

What should the teacher do? Take a deep breath, think fast, and think creatively!

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