Friday, March 27, 2015

Creative Thinking

I just finished a district staff development class to renew my six hours of gifted training. It was a class centered around the different types of thinking -- creative, conceptual, critical, etc. What was great about the class is though it was geared toward "gifted" students, the concepts can be applied to ALL students.

Our teacher, Russ Weeks, is a lover of picture books and a man after my own heart. (He works with the fabulous Amianne [co-author of this blog] when teaching ABYDOS during the summers.) He used several books during our 2-day class and gave us some other titles to ponder. I can't wait to get copies of these and use them in the classroom!

From Patrick McDonnell:

Each of these titles offer a way to get students thinking differently. They open questions for deeper discussion and new perspectives. We need to help our kids move from facts to concepts and to realize that in life there is rarely ONE right answer. Every student has the capacity to think creatively and critically, we just have to show them the way.Read on!

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