Focusing Student Creativity

In his book The Element, Dr. Ken Robinson defines creativity as “the process of having original ideas that have value.” I believe that as educators we are tasked with the responsibility to foster creativity in our students, but how do we do this? How do we spark imagination to create with value?

Differentiate Instructions for your Staff

On Friday I had the opportunity to introduce a new teacher to each of the Discovery products to which our school subscribes. This science and math teacher had never seen any of the DE products and was quickly engaged and excited about the impact they would have in his classroom.  When we started on the Science Techbook, he was rapidly navigating through the site and asking questions about the endless possibilities available for his students.  “This will be a dynamic classroom, I can’t wait to begin.

Spread the DEN Love!

As I was returning home from the Discovery Education Common Core Academy today, I received a phone call from the coordinator of the Chittenden County Homeless Shelter in Vermont to thank our group for supplying them with the lunch bags to feed their clients.  The clients loved the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chips and juice and were particularly excited about the fresh apples included in their lunch.  She also commented that the card we included gave it a personal touch and meant a lot to them. Apparently several of them saved the card and carry it around with them.

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Thrilled to welcome Richard Byrne author of the Free Technology for Teachers blog.
www.freetech4teachers.com

Location:University of Vermont

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