Creativity In Classroom 

Creativity in education uses innovative and imaginative approaches to learning, problem-solving, and teaching. It involves using creative processes, such as brainstorming, experimentation, collaboration, and critical thinking, to solve problems and create new ideas. 

Ten simple tips to add creativity 

1. Use interactive activities in the lesson. Like us, kids these days get bored just as quickly as we did. It's a good idea to make classes as interactive as possible for two reasons. Better engagement is one. The second is brighter students. 
2. Add in the elements of art or music as part of the lesson. I learned this while watching my cousin, who happens to be a clinical music therapist. He works with specially-abled children but incorporating music and dance into his classes has positively impacted more than 75 specially-abled children! And trust me, it works with all learners. 
3. Use props or physical objects to illustrate concepts. This aspect helps to add to the learning experience. This is termed experiential learning. And is used in workshop sessions as well. 
4. Ask students to brainstorm solutions or ideas. Great tool or activity to get children on the teamwork and interdependence bandwagon. This also serves as a part of the problem-solving skills-building platform.
5. Have students explain concepts to each other. Also known as teaching to learn. The idea here is to share your learning of an image, which acts as a double learning opportunity. 
6. Allow students to take ownership of their learning. Increases their responsibility and accountability. In addition, it gives them a sense of achievement as they know exactly what their learning goals are. 
7. Make use of multimedia or digital tools in the lesson. Well, it is the 21st century. We have gone from writing in the mud to illustrating on a white screen. Using multimedia and digital tools helps build a deeper understanding of a subject in a learner's mind. It helps give clarity with visual and audio aid. 
8. Encourage students to ask questions and work in groups. Asking questions gives clarity. Working in groups, as mentioned earlier, helps with teamwork and interdependence. It also gives kids a chance to bond with others. 
9. Use literature or stories to help students understand concepts. This is an age-old concept and is an art form called storytelling. This was an effective way to transfer or hand down information for ages.
10. Try something new or different each day. Keep your audience or learners pleasantly surprised. Keen to experience a unique, fun, and exciting. 

These tips are just a few. But there are many ways to engage learners that surpass the list above. For example, a creative educator is an actual key to learners having an innovative education no matter what the subject to learn may be.

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