Daniel Weinstein's Blog (4)

Opening on Creativity: Original, Colorful, ID Cards

http://www.thecreativitycore.com/the-blog.html

Check out my new blog!

It's about my first exercise of the year - which combines colorful markers, mind maps, self-expression, public speaking ... and so much more!!

Added by Daniel Weinstein on September 21, 2013 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Penny Kittle, New Goals, and a Summer-Reading Revolution

I redesigned the English Department's summer reading assignment based on come lessons I learned at the NCTE Conference in Las Vegas.

We stopped mandating and started listening .... The great experiment begins this summer!!

Click here to read my new blog all about it -- lots of pictures and mind maps!!…

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Added by Daniel Weinstein on June 17, 2013 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Using Portfolios to Teach Creativity to AP English Classes

I am so crazy about writing workshop and teaching creativity, that I build in a special prgoam into my AP Language classes. 

One of the key ingredients to teaching creativity is the year-end PORTFOLIO!



I just finished grading my AP students' portfolios, and it was wonderfully rewarding to see how much they had learned from class and how far they had come as writers and artists. I cherish this time of year because of these projects - so I wrote a new blog entry about…

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Added by Daniel Weinstein on June 9, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Teaching Creativity

Are you interested in teaching student to love writing, poetry, mind-mapping, and other creative pursuits?

My work is based on the Writing Workshop model espoused by Nancy Atwell, Donald Graves, Lucy Calkins, etc. Plus, I add layers and layers of new ideas!

Check out my website! You'll find a blog of new posts, a free book, and a gallery of student samples.…

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Added by Daniel Weinstein on June 7, 2013 at 7:20pm — 2 Comments

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