Classrooms that Inspire

Recently, I presented a webinar for the Islamic Teacher Education Program on the importance of developing Islamic school classrooms into places of inspiration by becoming “Classrooms  that Inspire Curiosity and Creativity”. I did this based on the recognition that many schools, even secular, and those of other faiths, seem to forget how much we need the skills and ideas that are innate in our youngest humans. And yet, schools seem to do everything to squelch that natural skill. Instead of developing it, we applaud conformity, dependence, and streaming. We encourage not creativity, but thinking inside the box.

I would love to hear your feedback on this presentation. Many of the ideas presented in the webinar were a synopsis of what is so eloquently laid out in Dr Ken Robinson’s book, The Element. There is so much to say about creativity, and so many options for us to choose from; all we need to do as educators is make the intention and take the first step.

~ by Omaira on January 8, 2014.

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