Make your Students Think!

Strategies to Develop Creativity!

  • Slow Down! Creative thinking is not quick thinking!
  • Cut out the busy work! Fewer assignments allows students time to think outside the box.
  • Encourage your students to take risks. New ideas and theories are not discovered without taking chances.
  • Allow mistakes. The most memorable life lessons often occur by accident.
  • Teach empathy. Placing our students in the shoes of others widens their perspective, increases understanding, and exercises the imagination.

Strategies to Develop Critical THinking!

  • Encourage students to make connections to their personal lives.
  • Ask open ended questions.
  • When your students are stuck, don't rush in to save them.
  • Facilitate discussion and participation rather than lecture.
  • Play the Devil's Advocate - question what is accepted.