Philosophy of Teaching

I've had the opportunity recently to reflect on my philosophy of teaching; an exercise that I believe is critical to being a great teacher. It took me a while to develop and define my ideas--what I believe is important for me to teach and for students to learn, and how to do that. Looking back, … Continue reading Philosophy of Teaching

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teaching for creativity: demand calls for reversing the downward trend

I read a fascinating article this week that briefly discusses one of my favorite undercurrent topics in education: creativity. The article in Forbes, "How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How to Prevent It)" points out that creativity scores, measured yearly since the 1950's by what is called the Torrance Test, have been … Continue reading teaching for creativity: demand calls for reversing the downward trend