We know that there are a lot of teachers who visit our site, and we are very happy about that. Not only teachers of art, but teachers of Kindergartens or primary schools, e.t.c.
But, what makes a good teacher. Well there are a lot of things. For example, a good teacher is the one who encourages Creativity. <<James D. Moran III, is Dean of the College of Human Ecology at the University of Tennessee. The following are what he suggests:
– Emphasize process rather than product.
– Provide a classroom environment that allows children to explore and play without undue restraints.
– Adapt to children’s ideas rather than trying to structure the children’s ideas to fit the adult’s.
– Accept unusual ideas from children by suspending judgement of children’s divergent problem solving.
– Use creative problem solving in all parts of the curriculum.
– Use the problems that naturally occur in everyday life.
– Allow time for children to explore all possibilities, moving from popular to more original ideas. – Sparking creativity is enjoyable and easy through common classroom activities.
We will give you just one simple example: You go for a slow walk with your children outdoors and notice the world at hand. Talk about the many colors and precious details of nature. Come back to the classroom and give the children crayons, chalk, or paints to express what they remember seeing.