Transformers: Creative Teachers for the 21st Century / Edition 1
Packed with research-based strategies, this step-by-step resource shows educators how to cultivate a more creative teaching practice by accessing their creative resources, eliciting students' creativity, and more.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorPrologue #1: An Elementary Teacher Speaks Out About Creativity1. What Teachers and Students Have to Say About Creativity: An Introduction 41 Creative Ideas Teachers Voice Their Creative Blocks Jump Starting Student Creativity: Making Mind Maps This Is Not the "Crayola Curriculum" Student Blocks to Creativity A Past Student's E-mail on CreativityPrologue #2: Before We Begin . . . Get Out Your Notebook!2. What Is, What Isn't Creativity? An Overview of Preconceptions Worshipping at the Altar of Right Answers Making Mistakes Specific Methods of Creative BehaviorPrologue #3: 20 Keys to a More Creative Classroom3. Memoir of a Creative Career (Abridged) My First Creative Teacher A First-Year Teacher My Home Teaching Days Back to the Traditional Classroom Early Years at Francis Howell School District Teaching Skills as Well as Content My Repeaters on Grammar PatrolPrologue #4: The Creative Teacher's Bill of Rights4. What's Going On? Side Effects of the Mandated Testing Phenomenon The Whole Child, The Whole Teacher Teaching the Whole Brain The Necessity of Teacher Empowerment Needs of the 21st Century, Glaringly Visible Dropouts and High AchieversPrologue #5: Affirmations: One Way to Rewire You for the Creativity You'll Need for the 21st Century5. Links Between Creativity and Research-Based Instruction Brain Research: A Gold Mine for Creative Strategies Novelty Meaning and Choice Challenge Without Threat Visualization Emotions and BodiesPrologue #6: Letter From Arthur Costa6. Transformational Journey: From the Inside Out The Saturday/Sunday Kings and Queens You, the Saturday/Sunday King or Queen Transformational Stages Our Hero's Journey: Moving Toward Ownership Your Questions: The Main Tool of Transformers Creative Thinking Versus Critical Thinking Thinking in Metaphor More Powerful Metaphors Frames, Narratives, Scripts: How We ThinkPrologue #7: The Administrator's Creativity Checklist7. The Administrator's Role in Providing a Creative Environment Metaphor and School Transformation, by Linda Henke An Informal Ethnographic Study School Culture School as Factory The Search for New Metaphors Reframing Beliefs at MRHPrologue #8: Leslie Wilson's Thinking Patterns That Help Create New Ideas8. What Can We Do to Strengthen Our Creative Muscles? For Ourselves?the Gift of Surprise Mindfulness, Awareness, and All That Good Stuff Begin With Fostering Creative Courage Let's Look at Fear for a Moment Respecting the Need to Make Time for Yourself How to Help Your Fellow TeachersPrologue #9: Our Tiny Digital Natives9. Technology and the Creative Classroom Swimming in a Technological Environment, by John Ross Connecting Technology and Creativity: National Trends Promoting Student Creativity With Technology Becoming a More Creative Teacher With TechnologyPrologue #10: Rules for Lady Teachers in 191510. Transforming Teaching Through Creativity for the 21st Century The Last Time A Look at Possible Future Transformation The Past as of 1970 What Does the Public Think We Should Be Doing? Welcome to Our Brave New Right-Brained World Every Teacher a Creative TeacherReferencesIndex