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Are you feeling creative today? If so, why? If not, why not? In a way, creativity is linked to a lot of the factors that drive educators to do the great work they do: inspiration, ambition, energy, empathy, and commitment. Everyone is capable of creativity, but it's not necessarily a natural phenomenon that simply emerges and inspires - it takes effort.

 

So what keeps this going? Think about:

  • Where do you find creative inspiration in your daily life? How do you encourage your students?
  • How do you get creative within the context of things like new Common Core curriculum and materials? How do you fit in creative instruction and student activities in the context of what many educators to feel is too much testing?

 

As with each month, if you participate in our Roadmap theme-based activities, you can earn a badge. If you complete all the actions related to this month's content during the month of September you'll earn the Community Roadmap Creative Classroom badge and 200 community points. To do this, you need to:

  • Read this blog (hint, if you're reading this, you've already completed this step)
  • Comment below with responses to any two of the three bulleted questions in the post above.
  • Bookmark and then leave a comment to participate in our Engage and Win giveaway discussion.