Can Creativity Be Taught?

Can Creativity Be Taught?

I am eager to answer this question. But first, we would benefit from considering this question: What is creativity? There is a multitude of ways to describe and define creativity. I find the following definition most useful in terms of applying views of creativity to...
Living With Intensity – At Home and at School

Living With Intensity – At Home and at School

Giftedness is asynchronous development in which advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity combine to create inner experiences and awareness that are qualitatively different from the norm. This asynchrony increases with higher intellectual capacity. The...
Celebrating Spring: Keeping Nature Journals With Children

Celebrating Spring: Keeping Nature Journals With Children

It is spring! Buds are abundant, temperatures are rising, water comes from the sky with some regularity, and the days are getting longer. As children head outdoors to play, explore, relax, or work, they are constantly using their senses, imaginations, and critical...
Making Memories Stick with Words and Pictures

Making Memories Stick with Words and Pictures

Dual Coding Strategies Boost Learning and Retention It likely won’t come as a surprise here that drawing – to represent vocabulary, concepts, and skills – boosts learning and retention. Drawing has been investigated as a memory aid for several decades....
Why Visual Learning and Teaching?

Why Visual Learning and Teaching?

Introduction Visual thinking, learning and teaching are near and dear to me heart – as well as being important to my professional practice. I have been working with teachers and students, teaching graduate courses, and providing professional development on how to...

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