The Essential Question

  • Do schools kill creativity?

Other Discussion QUESTIONS

  • What strikes you as noteworthy about this scene?

  • Where in school are our students at their most creative?

  • When students approach a problem in a way that isn’t being taught, are they penalized or rewarded?

  • Do our students have the opportunity to sharpen creativity through collaboration?

  • On balance, do we think our school is helping or hurting student creativity? Is our school driven by compliance or creativity?

  • Are teachers in our school allowed to be creative? Encouraged to be  creative?

  • What micro-innovations we could try to foster student creativity? Teacher creativity?

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