Jo Lewis describes some active games and motivational techniques.

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How important is it to develop pupils’ creativity? Do you believe that it is possible to become more creative? How much time and effort are you prepared to put into the work?

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Many children have their lives rigidly planned out for them at home, at school and in leisure activities. They drift along waiting to be taken to venues and attend activities pre-structured for them. Others have a complete lack of any organisation in their lives and events appear to them to happen at random – if at all! How can we develop their ability to think creatively and to begin to take some control over their lives? read more

Once you get set in your ways, your creativity is curtailed.How do you become more flexible? Michael Maynard offers some suggestions… read more

On the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth, Garry Burnett used the composer as a model to question whether creative skills such as problem-solving and interpretation can be taught read more

Julie Bennett suggests three different techniques that you can use to motivate learners and add further dimensions to your teaching

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Walking on clouds: how could we engineer the possibility of walking on clouds in the sky? read more

The STAR workshops were designed by performers Martha and Eve to bring out students’ creativity in music, drama and discussion read more

In their report Serious Play: an Evaluation of Arts Activities in Pupil Referral Units and Learning Support Units, Wilkin, Gulliver and Kinder (2005) review the work of seven arts projects (four PRU based and three LSU based) that have taken place in recent years. read more

SWOT is a frequently used management tool, useful for reflection, decision-making and appraising options read more

As you begin a new school year, fresh and rejuvenated from the summer break, many of you will be looking for new and inspiring ways to achieve more creative teaching and learning throughout your school. If you’ve not heard of Creative Partnerships, then now would be a good time to find out more. read more