Creativity and Critical Thinking
2. Collaboration- Group work allows students to share ideas and grow their own ideas from each other.
3. Student driven lessons- Changing the usual procedures of the classroom and allowing students to drive the lesson can spark interest and other ideas on topics.
4. Encourage- Students need to be encouraged to show creativity. With a society that conforms to the norm and rejects creativity, teachers need to encourage creativity even more.
5. Take risk- Stepping outside the box yourself can show students that creativity is a good thing.
Sparking Critical Thinking
2. Provide opportunities for group responses- Allowing group responses helps students to collaborate among their group and integrate ideas.
3. Use questions- Allow students to think deeper about topics to further a discussion.
4. Make connections- Require students to recall information learned prior to a lesson or discussion.
5. Brainstorm- This allows students to bring out ideas from experience, prior knowledge, etc.