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Good Design, Imaginative Children

My son’s imagination failed him recently.  Pen poised over a blank sheet of white paper to plan a short story, he found nothing forthcoming. He blamed it on the classroom: ‘it’s like sitting in a grey box’ he explained, ‘ sometimes, the ideas just won’t come’. 588 more words

What time is it?!

Middle school students have a hard enough time reading analog clocks, so why would I cover up the numbers?! I mean, have you seen most watches now days?? 37 more words

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Art Classroom Management

Everyone loves to socialize during art class, but if the class gets too noisy and out of control the class will first get a warning. If the noise persists they will earn themselves 5 minutes of silence. 70 more words

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Lost and Found

A spot designated for the middle school lost and found at our K-8 school brought to you by the Creative Teacher Creature.

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Classroom design for collaborative learning

How much collaboration is too much?  Does creative work depend upon group pow-wows or solitary thinking?

As a teacher who supports collaborative learning and project-based approaches and a person who values independence for creative time, I find myself torn between finding the appropriate ratio of collaborative space versus individual space needed to carry out a project.  773 more words