Teaching Tip: Fostering Imagination

It's important to foster the imagination of your students. With imagination, students can come up with creative solutions to problems, and can expand their world. Here are some ways you can foster your students' imagination.
  • Have your students pretend that they have been asleep for five years. Then have them describe the changes they would expect to find when they woke up.
  • Have your students listen quietly to a piece of classical music. As they do, have them write the words, images, ideas, and associations that the music evokes in them.
  • Show students a famous painting. Have them write a question that the painting raises in their mind.
  • Read a poem to your students. Then have them draw a picture of the images the poem evoked.
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