Melisa Papaleo

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Melisa Papaleo
Posted over 1 year ago
How can teachers incorporate creativity in their classroom?
Thank you for the suggestion. By comparing convergent learning (direct learning based off of memorization and drill learning) and divergent learning (encouraging students to take risks and exploring creative ways to learn through imaginary play) students would be using their imagination and learn creatively.
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Melisa Papaleo
Posted over 1 year ago
How can teachers incorporate creativity in their classroom?
That is so true! Along with exploring their imagination and creating ideas, students should also be encouraged to express their ideas and stand up for them, even if others do not necessarily agree with them. Students must understand that everybody is entitled to their own opinions and thoughts. However, just because someone doesn't see eye to eye with you on your thoughts, it doesn't mean you are wrong.
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Melisa Papaleo
Posted over 1 year ago
How can teachers incorporate creativity in their classroom?
This is true, it is generally easier to engage students in creative learning at a younger age. However, as srudents grow older, they are less likely to engage in this type of learning due to embarrassment and peer pressure. It is important as students are growing, to incorporate creative material appropriate to their age group and development. It is a great idea to explore stories or topics by asking questions that allow students to use their imaginations and create deeper thoughts to delve into the creative process.
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Melisa Papaleo
Posted over 1 year ago
How can teachers incorporate creativity in their classroom?
The idea of collaborating with specialized teachers was not to have them come into the classroom and teach the creative part of the lesson. However, for the general education teacher to collaborate with specialized teachers such as art, music, etc. to gather and exchange ideas in which they can implement strategies utilized by the specialized teachers into the classroom. I definitely agree with your statement above that separating creative activities from content activities sends a message that creative ideas and subject maters are disconnected.
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Melisa Papaleo
Posted over 1 year ago
How can teachers incorporate creativity in their classroom?
Definitely, most teachers do find it difficult to find time to incorporate creativity into meaningful lessons. Some classrooms even lack space for the designation of creativity. However, teachers can incorporate creativity across the content areas simply by asking students deeper, open-ended questions. Teachers should also be open-minded and allow students to explore questions and topics. Rather than just providing students with facts, we should provide them with information that they can explore and utilize to develop their own understandings and conclusions.