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Teaching isn't merely transmitting knowledge to students; it’s also about teaching students to approach learning in engaging and unexpected ways.
In Sparking Student Creativity: Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving, author and researcher Patti Drapeau explores and explains research related to creativity and its relevance in today’s standards-based, critical thinking–focused classroom.
The book vividly and comprehensively shows
In addition, the book includes 40 "grab and go" ideas that infuse lesson plans with a spirit of exploration.
No matter what grade levels or content areas you teach, Sparking Student Creativity will help you to produce creative lesson components that directly address critical content, target specific standards, and require thoughtful products from students as they grow into independent learners and become successful adults.
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"Exceptionally well-written, organized, and presented, Sparking Student Creativity is enhanced with the inclusion of eight pages of references and a comprehensive index, making it very highly recommended reading for aspiring and experienced classroom teachers alike."
"The book can serve as a good guide for teachers who want to spur creative thinking in their classrooms and make their lessons more engaging for students."
—Cathy Gassenheimer, Alabama Best Practices Center Blog
PATTI DRAPEAU is an educational consultant, trainer, author, and internationally known presenter. Patti has been a presenter at conferences and workshop sessions in school districts in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. An adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern Maine, Patti is also a consultant for the Maine Department of Education in gifted education and serves on the executive board of the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted.
Common Core State Standards | student engagement | curriculum | instruction | lesson plans
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