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Fatima Rich Assistant Principal HSE Schools
Walk in Activity
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Introductions - "Catch the Ball"
- What would your job be if you weren't in education?
What Type of Questions Lead Students to Creative Thinking?
So what is FLUENCY?
2-FLEXIBILITY: How might the following people view the word 'charge' differently?
So what is FLEXIBILITY?
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3-ORIGINALITY: Name things that fly.
(Whole group list on board, or split into two with recorders.)
What is the best way to improve a cell phone?
Brainstorm and then choose one.
What would be the best way to advertise your improved cell phone? Create an advertisement using Paper by 53 for cell phone companies.
Let's take our questions into math/PE this time. Your turn to try this one in small groups.
"How could... you use each other to show 24?"
"How could...you show 24 as a shape?"
So what is ORIGINALITY?
4-ELABORATION: What if the wolf was punished? What should his punishment be? Does bad behavior of one party justify bad behavior back?
Let's take our question into science this time.
What if you could choose to annotate a diagram of a plant or an insect?
What would you choose and how would you annotate?
Name things that are red.
So what is ELABORATION?
As students become more fluent in generating ideas, for example, they want to explain and embellish upon them. Elaboration takes an inspiring or original idea and completes it. Sometimes "the devil is in the details" to accomplish a creative task.
What was different with your first set of questions and new questions?
Make it Kid Friendly
Flexibility - stretching thinking
Originality - new ideas
Elaboration - add details