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Designed to encourage a passion for teaching, this excellent resource helps teachers create a classroom climate that empowers all students to be better thinkers.

Creative Thinking
Creative thinking

Too often as teachers, we expect our charges to be creative without offering a creative thinking strategy.

We use terms such as “Put on your thinking cap” or “Let your creative juices flow”, etc.

Now, it is true that all of us have natural creativity and have a range of personal experiences to draw on. However, as mentioned earlier in this book, it is not particularly fair to ask students to be creative without offering a few tools.

Consider the feelings of failure students will and do experience when they observe others generating creative ideas while their own sheets are blank. Experiencing failure several times is enough to persuade most of us that we simply are ‘not creative’ (the converse of the Success Spiral). I ...

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