Let’s Get Creative!

Apr 13th, 2017

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) balances the acquisition of knowledge and skills, the development of conceptual understanding, the formation of attitudes and the capacity to take responsible action.

The IB Attributes include caring, balanced, risk-taker, open-minded, communicator, inquirer, knowledgeable, principled, reflective and thinker. These IB-PYP Attitudes include appreciation, commitment, confidence, cooperation, creativity, curiosity, empathy, enthusiasm, independence, integrity, respect, and tolerance.

In the IB, creativity is defined as "being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas." 

Thanks to Ms. Caldwell’s class for sharing what they think it means to be creative.

Create
Revolutionary
Effort
Artistic
Thoughtful
Ingenuity
Verbal
Enthusiasm

Ken Robinson stated, “Creativity is now as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status.” At Annunciation, we value creative learners.  We intentionally provide opportunities for our students and staff to show confidence and creativity. 

How can we practice and build our creativity?  Here are some ideas:

Daydream, observe, personalize our work, take time for solitude, turn obstacles around, seek out new experiences, take on challenges, ask big questions, take risks, express our ideas, follow your passions, look for multiple perspectives, engage, surround ourselves with beauty, shake things up, connect the dots, and make time for mindfulness.

How do you nurture your creativity?

 

Anne LaLonde Laux
International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinator


Source:  @alisoneducates