EdChatEL: Creativity 6.17.2013

The Having of Wonderful Ideas

  1. Transcript will be posted soon. Next week, we finish creativity by discussing Tony Wagner's book, Creating Innovators. #edchatel
  2. RT @WandaMcClure Thanks to all who participated tonight. Your ideas and reflections were amazing. TY for your time! #EdchatEL
  3. Thanks to all who participated tonight. Your ideas and reflections were amazing. TY @M_Annunziata for co-moderating. #edchatel
  4. #edchatel - @WandaMcClure love the way you delve into the heart of education with your probing questions.
  5. RT @M_Annunziata Copying a model isn't creativity; understanding why they are the model can give you mirror into how you might... #edchatel
  6. RT @KathyDShields Ss need 2 learn 2 assess themselves, if they continue 2 seek approval they are working 4 extrinsic motivation #edchatel
  7. #edchatel I believe students need to learn to assess themselves, if they continue to seek approval they are working for extrinsic motivation
  8. #edchatel I believe students need to learn to assess themselves, if they continue to seek approval they are working for extrinsic motivation
  9. @WandaMcClure #EdchatEL Copying a model isn't creativity; understanding why they are the model can give you mirror into how you might...
  10. However, if we allow for creative expression and positive feedback-They will want to showcase their best work! #EdchatEL
  11. @KathyDShields I agree. Should teachers show a bias for craftsmanship and excellence? #edchatel
  12. If we respond with failing grades or non-constructive critiques, students will not be motivated to try again. #EdchatEL
  13. #edchatel A4 - If the teacher shows a bias for a certain product or exemplar then students will aim to please.
  14. Q4 Does the use of exemplars/models diminish a student’s original creative thought? Or does it support the creative process? #edchatel
  15. RT @M_Annunziata: Every Expedition involves some risk. The questions might be the same but how you get the answers shouldn't be. #EdchatEL
  16. Every Expedition involves some risk. The questions might be the same but how you get the answers shouldn't be. #EdchatEL
  17. Yes, it would! RT @M_Annunziata KathyDShields @WandaMcClure #EdchatEL It would be an interesting way to start pre-planning ;) #edchatel
  18. Great to chat with you all! Have to get going, but have a great night! #edchatEL
  19. True risk-taking involves reflection. What did you learn from it? I learned how not to do a G public hangout. LOL! @JaimeVanderG #edchatel
  20. EL schools use adventure as a risk-taking element. Can be physical, artistic, intellectual. #edchatel
  21. KathyDShields @WandaMcClure #EdchatEL It would be an interesting way to start pre-planning ;)
  22. @M_Annunziata And there is the real key. Who among us is brave enough to be vulnerable? Risk failure? #EdchatEL #edchatel
  23. RT @KathyDShields @WandaMcClure That is a loaded question. Are teachers risk takers? You could do a whole chat on that topic. #EdchatEL
  24. Great Q! @WandaMcClure! What makes creativity so amazing is the vulnerability involved. #EdchatEL
  25. #edchatel - @WandaMcClure That is a loaded question. Are teachers risk takers? You could do a whole chat on that topic.
  26. RT @KathyDShields Creativity is motivated by joy, desperation, super highs/lows of success/failure. Seems to involve great risk. #edchatel
  27. @M_Annunziata I agree Maria, process is actually the most important aspect of the creative process.#edchatel
  28. Do we, as educators, foster curiosity for ourselves? Do we celebrate our learning or are we afraid of the risk? @KathyDShields #edchatel
  29. #Edchatel - Creativity is motivated by joy, by desperation, the super highs and lows of success and failure. It seems to involve great risk.
  30. @KathyDShields Struggle to achieve but we aim for them to remember the process and how they got to their "final" answers #EdchatEL
  31. Are there any business people out there? What does creativity look like in your field? #EdchatEL
  32. @WandaMcClure Really, 'grappling'? Ha! Yes, I guess I have used the word wrestling myself. No pain, no gain? Struggle to achieve. #edchatel
  33. @KathyDShields #edchatel thx. Only here for a few moments though, can't wait to read all the posts later
  34. RT @WandaMcClure @KathyDShields Common Core now demands "grappling". When done well, this can foster curiousity #edchatel #EdchatEL
  35. @KathyDShields Common Core now demands "grappling". When done well, this can foster curiousity #edchatel
  36. @KathyDShields #EdchatEL @ExpedLearning does this through guiding questions where students are constantly asking why or how
  37. #edchatel A3 - I'm thinking curiosity is a BIG key to intrinsic motivation & tapping into a child's creativity. How to we foster curiosity?
  38. We need to allow space and time for students to tell us about what they want to learn and what they want to see in education #EdchatEL
  39. Yes, @M_Annunziata! One of the #edcamps recently had a parent camp and student session. Collaboration! #EdchatEL #edchatel
  40. #TEDxAmanaAcademy students show creativity and leadership through their own ted talks. #EdchatEL
  41. I vote for Edcamp like structures for PD for teachers and students. :) Wouldn't it be nice to see kids leading sessions? #EdchatEL
  42. Q3 What processes/structures could be put into place, re-structured, or eliminated to foster creativity? At school? At work? #edchatel
  43. #edchatel Creativity is often counterintuitive. When students have limited time & resources to solve a problem, they ramp up the creativity.
  44. I agree with @KathyDShields- but we need students to look at companies like Google that get all their ideas from creative days #EdchatEL
  45. @WandaMcClure Ss learn from each other, they show each other ways to be creative. #edchatel
  46. @KathyDShields So, deadlines can be an advantage in school or workplace. Motivator? #edchatel
  47. #edchatel Creativity is often counterintuitive. When students have limited time & resources to solve a problem, they ramp up the creativity.
  48. #edchatel Some ways schools dont foster creativity: tight schedules, iron clad routines...not much time to expand thinking and connections.
  49. #edchatel Some ways schools dont foster creativity: tight schedules, iron clad routines...not much time to expand thinking and connections.
  50. RT @ExpedLearning Maintaining environment where students feel safe from ridicule/danger/exclusion will help foster creativity #edchatel
  51. #edchatEL A2. Maintaining an environment where students feel safe from ridicule, danger, and exclusion will help foster creativity
  52. #Edchatel Creativity can be & often is misunderstood.The definition of creativity is subjective & stdnts suffer when teachers don't get it.
  53. @ExpedLearning (EL) schools define "having wonderful ideas" as fostering curiosity about the world #edchatel
  54. @ExpedLearning Absolutely Agree!! #EdchatEL Creativity is about the process and showcasing where you are. We are not a paint by numbers...
  55. @KathyDShields Is this something Ts can be taught? Or do they have to learn what creativity is in the "field"? #Edchatel #edchatel
  56. #Edchatel Creativity can be & often is misunderstood.The definition of creativity is subjective & stdnts suffer when teachers don't get it.
  57. #edchatEL A2. Displaying beautiful examples of student work is a great place to start for inspiration!
  58. @KathyDShields I absolutely agree! The question is how do we get teachers to also "see" things differently? #EdchatEL
  59. @ExpedLearning (EL) schools define "having wonderful ideas" as fostering curiosity about the world #edchatel
  60. #Edchatel A1 - Creativity is a way of looking at something, a way of thinking and doing. You can teach students to 'see' differently.
  61. @WandaMcClure #EdchatEL I feel like all schools need to make time in the school day to be creative! Creativity is important for students...
  62. #edchatEL A2. Displaying beautiful examples of student work is a great place to start for inspiration!
  63. #Edchatel A1 - Creativity is a way of looking at something, a way of thinking and doing. You can teach students to 'see' differently.
  64. Unfortunately yes and we show this based the need to over test students and the lack of the arts in schools. #EdchatEL
  65. Q2. How do you create an environment at your school or organization where the skills needed to learn creativity are fostered? #edchatel
  66. I also feel that all of us have creative power when we are given a safe environment to produce something truly our own. #EdchatEL
  67. I define creativity as the ability to produce something unique that has value. Like the TED talk referenced-all of us have this #EdchatEL
  68. Sir Ken defines creativity as "the process of having original ideas that have value". How do you define creativity? #edchatel
  69. Hi everyone! My name is Maria & I'm a Kindergarten teacher @AmanaAcademy in GA. I also run #TEDxAmanaAcademy #EdchatEL
  70. Tonight's topic is creativity: The having of wonderful ideas. #edchatel
  71. RT @M_Annunziata Super excited to chat with amazing educators and business leaders tonight. 8p.m. with @WandaMcClure #EdchatEL
  72. #TEDxAmanaAcademy represented at @ExpedLearning #EDchatEL tonight at 8:p.m. Topic tonight: creativity & Having Wonderful Ideas #EdchatEL
  73. Super excited to chat with amazing educators and business leaders tonight. 8p.m. with @WandaMcClure #EdchatEL