Zing! Seven Creativity Practices for Educators and Students

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Corwin Press, Mar 30, 2010 - Education - 152 pages
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Cultivate your own creativity and the creative potential of all your students!

Inventive teaching is an art form that enriches lives and transforms teachers and students. This beautifully written guide offers seven powerful practices for personal creativity and professional inventiveness. For each practice, author Pat Mora proposes a symbol and presents parallel exercises for teachers and students. Evocatively written in the form of letters to teachers and librarians, this book:

  • Helps educators access their creative selves and, in the process, become better teachers
  • Nurtures students in expressing themselves through writing and other creative pursuits
  • Includes activities at the end of each chapter

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About the Author
Welcome Bienvenidos
Chapter 1 Value Your Creative Self
Chapter 2 Enjoy Quiet
Chapter 3 Gather Your Materials
Chapter 4 Begin Your Project
Chapter 5 Revise
Chapter 6 Share Your Creations
Chapter 7 Steadily Persist in Your Creative Work
Questions for Exploration
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About the author (2010)

Pat Mora, a popular presenter across the country at conferences, campuses, libraries, and schools, speaks and offers workshops on literacy, creativity, leadership, the writing process, and serving diverse populations. “Sharing Bookjoy: Creative Literacy Leaders” and “ZING! Seven Creativity Practices for Educators and Students” are among her more popular themes.

The author of award-winning books of nonfiction and poetry for adults and of many children’s books, Pat received honorary doctorates in letters from North Carolina State University and SUNY Buffalo and is an honorary member of the American Library Association. Among her other awards are the 2006 National Hispanic Cultural Center Literary Award, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, a Visiting Carruthers Chair at the University of New Mexico, a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship.

A former teacher, university administrator, and consultant, Pat is the founder of the family literacy initiative El día de los niños/El día de los libros, Children’s Day/Book Day (Día), now housed at the American Library Association. The yearlong commitment to linking all children to books, languages, and cultures and of sharing what Pat calls “bookjoy,” culminates in national celebrations in April.

Pat was named one of the “Fifty Most Inspiring Authors in the World” by Poets & Writers magazine in February 2010.

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