During World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 people are acknowledged, informed, inspired and encouraged to use their creativity – to be open to and generate new ideas, to be open to and make new decisions and to be open to and take new actions – that make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too.
This global initiative suggests educational establishments get involved by encouraging their pupils to participate in “projects that support their autonomy and creative choice.” It is therefore a great initiative to plan ways in which you can make your classroom a more creative and innovative place to return to from the Easter break.
It can sometimes be difficult to incorporate creativity into your teaching day. It is definitely worth the effort to keep at it though; the benefits are immense, with pupils being able to take a more active role in their education. Through your innovative classroom techniques, you will in turn be encouraging your pupils to think more creatively; helping them throughout their academic life and employment beyond.
Creativity in the classroom promotes different ways of problem-solving, and as all pupils have individual learning styles and needs, incorporating new ideas and new ways of teaching could re-engage any pupils with your subject. If your pupils see that you have an active passion for your subject, evidenced by the creative approach you have used to deliver it, they are more likely to take an interest in what you have to say.