Creativity Takes Courage

A few years ago I joined the blogging nation by creating a blogger account. Visit my blog and read over 300 posts/ideas at www.riseandread.blogspot.com .

I have decided to move platforms from Blogger to Word Press in hopes of finding the best way to create resources for others.

Why blog?

I blog as a way to connect with the world and let others have a glimpse at many great things that are happening on our campus, as well as a way to, hopefully, inspire others to try new things.

As the former president to the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) discussed in one of his blogposts, there is a need to ensure that we, as educators, find ways to allow our students to act as 21st century learners by incorporating the 6 Cs into our classrooms:

  • Creativity
  • Character
  • Collaboration
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication

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As the image above states, “Creativity takes courage.” My hopes and dreams are that this website will inspire others to teach creatively and take risks alongside other educators. Steal our ideas, share them with the world, make them your own. I say steal “our” ideas and not “my” ideas because I will be the first to admit that many of the ideas that come to fruition within classrooms on our campus are ideas that came about due to a group of educators collaborating and creating. Just as we ask our students to take risks, we too must be willing to take risks. With great risks comes great success, and that is what this website is all about. So, I encourage you to read my posts and make these ideas your own by tweaking them to make them come to life and be a success in your own classroom. And speaking of success, are all of the ideas mentioned throughout this website success stories from the get go? No. That is why we speak honestly, reflect, and create solutions to grow. Join us on this journey of collaboration!

Resources:

http://www.nais.org/Independent-Ideas/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=320

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