‘A highly practical overview of creative teaching and learning for both novice and seasoned primary teachers; this second edition features useful content on the new National Curriculum in England, such as possibilities for creativity in different subjects and consideration of creative assessment. In a nutshell, super-accessible and inspiring!’ -Emese Hall, PGCE Primary Lead & MA Creative Arts in Education Tutor, University of Exeter Creativity is an integral element of any primary classroom, and the new curriculum allows greater freedom than ever before to incorporate this in your teaching. Being a creative teacher involves generating new ideas, reflecting upon and evaluating different teaching approaches, and establishing an environment that supports creativity in your pupils. Filled with ideas, activities and reflective tasks and underpinned by relevant theory, this practical book explores how to develop as a creative teacher, empowering you to implement your own engaging and inspiring approaches to planning, teaching and assessment. Drawing from detailed real-life examples, this second edition includes: • Updated links to the new National Curriculum and Teachers’ Standards • More guidance for each curriculum subject area • Increased coverage of assessment and creative teaching for differentiation

Key Skills For The Creative Teacher

Key Skills For The Creative Teacher

Learning objectives in this chapter:

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To look in more depth at particular skills that are useful to the creative teacher, including:

  • Facilitating
  • Questioning
  • Using a sketchbook/scrapbook approach
  • Motivating
  • Using drama techniques

In this chapter we are going to look more closely at some of the skills, ideas and methods that have been introduced in previous chapters. In a single chapter this will necessarily be only an introduction to what are, in some cases, complex methodologies. You are encouraged to follow up areas of interest in more depth in the texts referred to.

Every teacher develops their own style in the classroom. Whether you are naturally a quite loud and bouncy character or more quiet and reflective will transmit itself into your ...

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