Innovative thinking and creative problem finding and solving are among the skills the new Common Core State Standards are calling for. Students need to grasp the cognitive strategies and values that all creative people possess. Here are some strategies and ideas for helping your students gain creative thinking skills.
Do you allow your students to learn by playing in the classroom? Having fun and playing is motivating; students will pay closer attention for longer periods of time. This, of course, increases the likelihood that they will learn. Here are a few word-learning games that you can easily play with your students!