January 19, 2013

Nurturing Creativity

Today’s lesson provides a change of pace from a lesson based mostly on reading, talk, and study, and allows students to express their creativity. For some, this will be a welcome release and they will dive right in. Others will hold back, saying, “I’m not creative,” or “I’m not good at art.”

Encourage everyone to participate by making the activity very open and low-risk:

● Make sure students know that no one will be judged or criticized on what they produce—there is no right or wrong.

● Allow them to work individually or in groups, whichever way they’re most comfortable.

● Provide guidance and suggestions for those who have trouble getting started, then step back and let them develop their ideas themselves.