Ministry of Education, Guyana

creative thinking has a definite role in the classroom, a fact that has long been recognized by academics such as the late Ellis Paul Torrance, who dedicated a lifetime of work to advancing creativity in education. Apart from the fact that creativity can aid and inspire learning, fostering creative thinking in students helps prepare them for real-world problem solving. How can today’s instructor encourage students’ creative thinking, while still sticking to the lesson plan and maintaining discipline? Here are some general tips that just about any teacher can incorporate to encourage students to think creatively.
Thursday, 13 September 2018 09:36

Creative Motivation: Keep Your Students Interested

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Sure, students are coming back to school and may be naturally motivated by a new school year, but here are some great thoughts and ideas of how to keep that going throughout. 
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 10:28

6 Reasons to Read Aloud to Kids

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Reading is one of the most important skills in life, even with the vast improvement in technology it is still an essential skill. The earlier children become excited about reading the better reader they will become. Reading has also been shown to improve cognitive and creative skills; in particular children who read have better imaginations. This has been linked with an ability to think laterally and overcome obstacles that others are unable to. There are many other reasons why it is important to read aloud to your children from when they are young:
As stated by Dr. Carol Dweck, growth mindset is something that spins around the conviction that you can enhance knowledge, capacity, and execution. The inverse, a fixed mindset, alludes to the conviction that one’s abilities are an unchangeable reality. A long time of research has shown that mindset is pliant, implying that we can help students to understand and learn more adequately and proficiently by changing their outlook from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.
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