© 2017 by Michelle Korenfeld, Raising Creative Thinkers.

June 6, 2019

Leonardo Da Vinci was encouraged to explore, experience and express, living at a time when interdisciplinary learning was treasured. His approach to perspective, for example, was based on knowledge from optics and geometry. During the process of painting the Mona...

May 22, 2019

To succeed with an elementary students’ leadership program, we need engaging fun activities that arise from well researched educational strategies. We need to link past proven strategies to 21st century learning.

The best way would be to stimulate group learning, in whi...

April 3, 2019

The key to change in the classroom is change in the spirit of the whole school. This means building collegiality, since the solitude of the teacher at his/her classroom works to preserve past strategies.

The idea is to create creative teamwork in PLCs (Professional Lear...

December 20, 2018

I was recently asked how teachers can assess the creative efforts of learners. This is a question there is much to explore about in order to create tools. Yet I came across an essay offering a simple and effective strategy.

Angela Naomi Webb and Audrey C. Rule relate ab...

December 5, 2018

The Spirit of our times praising STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) may be misleading us from the best results we can aim to. Those knowledge domains advance humanity. Yet with a deeper engagement with the humanities and social sciences, we will be better...

September 1, 2018

Uplifting learning materials supported

by the 5 E’s strategy for simple 21st education on bargain price.

Today’s students struggle with academic study stifling creative potential. Anxiety is the result. Dissatisfaction with STEM scores has led to the flourishing STEAM e...

August 16, 2018

With the school year approaching, I am happy to offer this teaching inspiration blog post, meant to grow awareness to metaphors we commonly use when talking about school. Developing those metaphors serves to embrace the concept needed in order to create class environme...

July 5, 2018

How do we integrate personalized learning without a complete turn around of our teaching?

It begins with being courageous to ask simple questions and willing to experience. I once wrote that “children are a riddle well worth solving”. Let’s try a creative problem solv...

March 15, 2018

There is a gap between society and schools. Society is entrepreneurial. Maybe we as educators should adapt such an approach? What is it that entrepreneurs do? They are professional problem solvers. Approaching change from a creative problem-solving approach means accep...

January 11, 2018

To establish a creative environment

we don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
We just need to create the conditions for the children and youth to be inventive. 
By not having to invent the wheel,
I mean that well-known and very
respected educational approaches combine...

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