Friday, November 4, 2011

Salute to the Creative

Today my kids are home from school. Its report card prep day in our school division and so I am stuck with hyper, bored and dangerously imaginative kids all day. it takes a lot to keep them entertained and engaged in something constructive and I have a lot of respect for their teachers because their job is twice as challenging. they have to keep them engaged AND they have to teach them.

I love seeing people tap into their creativity to make the mundane interesting and exciting and I especially love it when teachers step out of their comfort zone, leave their dignity on the doorstep and create a lesson, or even a moment in a lesson, that the kids will absolutely remember.

Here are a couple extraordinary teachers and the crazy lessons they planned to capture their students' attention ... and imaginations.

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. ~Gail Godwin

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nic, you are an inspiration to all of us other mothers. Your positive spirit will get you through this difficult time. Give that cancer a good punch in the nose will ya!
Shannon D