One of my favorite activities as a child involved manipulating silly putty. It was great fun, because it was easy to reshape the rubbery mass into whatever came to mind. I also enjoyed flattening the putty out and pressing it on the Sunday comics to transfer the colorful images. The best part of it all … Continue reading The Silly Putty Brain
Walt Disney, one of the most creative individuals of all time, was known as a champion of imagination. He is quoted as saying, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” He firmly believed this, and his countless cartoons and his flagship theme parks attest to the strength of his belief. Students need to … Continue reading Four Conditions for Unleashing Imagination
How do you define respect in the classroom? How would your students define respect in the classroom? Would these definitions be the same? These were the types of questions that drove a team of researchers from Seattle, WA to conduct a study of respect in the classroom. The article Four Faces of Respect (Hajii, 2006) … Continue reading Students Want You to CARE!