|Old School - Square Butte, MT|
Today's students learn 24/7. This phrase resonated as I continued to read. I thought wouldn't it be exciting to take the library classroom and move it more to the "old" poet/artist coffee-shop atmosphere of years passed. The years that were noted for innovation and creativeness. How can I re-create that creativeness in my classroom?
Stuart Woods opens many of his Stone Barrington novels with "Elaine's late". In the author's notes he thanks her for extending fellowship to him and other writers in her restaurant and bar. I want to create that atmosphere in my class. I want my students to feel free enough to explore new learning and creativity.
I know from reading other educators' blogs, many of you have achieved this level of creativity in your classroom. My question is how do the rest of us achieve this on a regular basis? I know there have been lessons and days when I have achieved this; but it has been an unconscious achievement. How do we replicate the successes in a conscious way?
I kinda like being "old school" with new dreams.
I used http://warholize.me on the original photo.