Teachers Who Foster Creative Thinking Through Art

Teachers Who Foster Creative Thinking Through Art

As families are busy settling into back-to-school activities and schedules, teachers everywhere are also busy getting to know their new students. They are tasked with the important job of implementing programs that support learning and development in the students they teach. Teachers, who recognize the value of fostering creative thinking in their new students, also…

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Art Brings the Great Big World Closer to Young Learners

Art Brings the Great Big World Closer to Young Learners

One of the first things that young children begin to learn is how they are part of a community. They learn they are part of a family, part of their preschool class, part of their school and then part of the community they live in. Hands-on art activities that introduce children to different cultures from…

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The Power of Displaying Children’s Art Work

The Power of Displaying Children’s Art Work

What better way to demonstrate the importance placed on the creative thinking of children than by prominently displaying their art work! Teachers who organize art shows know the positive impact it can have on a student’s self-esteem. They know how it can build self-confidence and help students express themselves. These creative teachers also know that…

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Playful Children and Intentional Teachers Power Great Learning Experiences

Playful Children and Intentional Teachers Power Great Learning Experiences

Children are naturally curious and love to explore, and the right type of instruction can propel great learning experiences. Initiating their own playful experiences in which students have choices and are given the freedom to explore those choices are at the root of powerful learning for young children. Intentional teachers who provide guided support balanced with…

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Empowering Kids’ Natural Curiosity

Empowering Kids’ Natural Curiosity

By Rosemarie Hartnett, CFE, Co-Founder & President, Abrakadoodle, Inc. You may have heard this before: “I’m bored!” Not exactly music to a parent’s ears. It can be frustrating to know how to respond when a child simply does not feel engaged. As kids proceed through primary school, homework tends to increase, coursework often requires more…

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