Welcome, find tools and materials to raise creative thinkers:
Teaching Elementary Students Leadership by 5 C's: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and most of all.. Curiosity!
By: Michelle Korenfeld
STEAM education learning materials for elementary and middle school for a whole year.
See the list of stories and creative questions to ignite social-emotional learning in the image above and to the right.
Topics: symmetry, colors in art and in the animal world, three-dimensional sight, subtractive and additive primaries, colors of the rainbow, and more.
Science, art, and nature spring from the pages in this interactive journey that fosters creative thought, respect for the environment, and a curiosity that will last a lifetime.
Discover the world of tiny creatures to ignite a butterfly effect, inspiriting children about science without them even noticing. Motivate kids to learn science respecting the living world to cast light on nature’s secrets toward human advancement.
Think small to be inspired greatly with this delightful synergy of art, literature and science.
The kids become coauthors and
o-illustrators in the Raising Creative Thinkers Series. Ignited by the poems, stories, paintings and interesting facts , they write and draw their own ideas.
More in the Raising Creative Thinkers series:
Birds; Dogs and Cats;
and Mother Nature.
If you wish for one book including of all the series' materials, check out Creative Children Like the Animals of the World by Michelle.
Become a proud 21st century educator with this delightful read packed with Ideas and materials for K-12 STEAM education.Check out the engaging interdisciplinary lesson plans about energy, the greenhouse effect, and more,
to be found in the appendix.
In her unique conversational tone Michelle outlines the 5E’s. Those are 5 core practices for fostering children's and youth's creative minds: Explore, Experience, Examine, Elevate and Express.
Be inspired by Michelle's art to become the confident building facilitator today's brighter than ever kids need. Embrace care and empathy as keys for building resilience and a growth mindset.
Find simple ways to raise creative thinkers from early childhood to high school.
Many of us deal with raising difficult children. Kids today are simply overwhelmed with bright creativity that is not channeled into productive expression. For parenting confident kids, we need to first pinpoint their special gifts, then direct those toward fulfillment.
Revitalizing Creativity by Reading, Writing and Coloring serves as a great inspiration for moms as well as for elevating parenting for dads. Open the book and let the beautiful paintings interweaved with tools and tips help you become a facilitator that stimulates
a growth mindset.
This book also offers inspiration for teachers, helping them touch the hearts of today’s
brighter than ever kids.
Raising Creative Thinkers- Problem Solvers, Conflict Managers and Communicators is great for teaching creative thinking. It makes teaching creative problem-solving a fun educational experience. The kids enhance communication skills supporting a safe and caring environment.
The journey begins with a humorous heartwarming story about a dispute in the animal world. Chicki, the birds' king, solves it creatively being empathetic and directing to seeing the big picture.
What are the secret keys for such creative problem solving and caring conflict management?
Ignite children to embrace persistence and mindfulness inspired by the beloved Chicki in this fun educational STEAM book.
The Anti-Bullying STEAM Curriculum is a self-confidence for kids book. It helps educators with building a safe environment. Drawn from a STEAM story about the food chain the kids construct mutuality. For the children this lesson is best learned from nature,
where eco-systems exist in balance.
Turn anti-bullying education into a curious delight arising curiosity using the original story, activities, coloring pages and prompts in this STEAM fun educational book.
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See what the experts are saying
Michelle collates many imperatives and clarion calls for the value of teaching children to be creative. Her organization of the practices: Explore, Experience, Examine, Elevate and Express are nicely laid out sequentially but can stand alone as in their own right as a way to foster creativity. This is an easy read with an important message with an even greater potential impact--Raising Creative Thinkers!
(Review of Raising Creative Thinkers Guidebook)
CEF - Creative Education Foundation
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Your books were very helpful because they not only include science/nature, art and social emotional learning but they are designed in a way that provide opportunities for deep discussion and learning...
Again, thank you
for such excellent tools!
Dr. N'Quavah R. Velazquez
Specialist in Educational Leadership and Effective Character Education
Founder, CEO and President
Achievement Heights Academy
The pivotal place for high quality STEAM education including classical music and fine arts conveniently located in Downtown Boca Raton, Florida, USA."
The qualities of critical and creative thinking, knowledge acquisition, appreciation of nature are evident throughout the book and will enlist the learning response of all readers-teachers, parents, children.
(Review of Creative Children Like the Animals of the World)
Joan F. Smutny
Founder and Director of The Center for Gifted and Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity
Michelle Korenfeld is a lifelong creativity educator, Amazon author, 21st learning curriculum developer, facilitator, painter and poet. People come to her workshops in order to raise creative thinkers and find out they have raised themselves as such.
Michelle's strategy sums up into 5 E's. These are 5 core practices: Explore, Experience, Examine, Elevate and Express. The 5 E's method simplifies 21st century learning.
Creative Children Like the Animals of the World is an enriching STEAM resource for elementary students that sums up Michelle Korenfeld’s teaching at The Dr. Erica Landau Institute for the Advancement of Youth to Creativity and Excellence.
The Pillars of Leadership program for ages 8-12 was developed with Dr. Friedler, a lifelong teacher trainer. The creative program provides stimulating lesson plans to make leadership education possible for early learners. Engaging activities and stories foster much-needed social-emotional skills.
Michelle's useful resources are also based on conversations with Dr. Moshe Rishpon, who established the Clore Garden of Science and The Science Oriented Youth Department in The Weizmann Institute. This is a pioneer program in science education and a leader of that field worldwide.
Michelle believes much of children's anxiety derives from stifled creativity, and hopes her resources help direct students toward fulfillment of individual creative potentials. She believes all children today are bright with unexpressed thinking, and that creative teaching strategies practiced for years in gifted education should be implemented for the education of all children.
Michelle's useful tools are based on her life research and on raising her daughters. Already teenagers, they still teach her creative thinking lessons every day.
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Publications at Teachers Matter Magazine by Michelle Korenfeld of Raising Creative Thinkers.
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"...after reading your posts,
I see ways I might improve the learning environment in my classroom for all students. Thank you"
Teacher at Jefferson County Public Schools
"Michelle, your work really rocks all the right boats and sails folks into awesome seas of creativity and learning."
Ellen Weber PhD
Director at MITA International Brain Based Center and Owner, MITA International Brain Center