Creative Teaching: Ideas to Boost Student Interest

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Libraries Unlimited, 1997 - Education - 225 pages
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Tap into your hidden creativity, engage students in the learning process, and foster creative thinking and expression in the classroom with Downing's innovative teaching techniques! This book offers you a variety of workable classroom strategies based on research and experience. Activities such as imaginary excursions, choice mapping, Socratic seminars, storytelling, question stringing, scripted interviews, and ensemble reading allow users to practice skills as they are acquired. Sample lessons and numerous tips for getting started and avoiding pitfalls make this a valuable resource for all educators.
 

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Contents

The Nature of Creativity
1
Skills and Tools for Creative Teaching
33
Applications of Tools for Creative Teaching
79
Suggested Readings for Socratic Seminars
201
Multicultural Readings and Authors
203
Preparing Slides and Transparencies from Books
207
Comments on Skill Development Activities 101 and 102
209
References
211
Index
217
About the Author
225
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