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How innovative teachers get rid of the yawns

Published: October 29, 2013, 11:21 am, by Carol McGraw

Is your kid’s teacher creating yawns or enthusiasm?

Stanford University creativity and innovation educator Leticia Britos Cavagnaro , in a press release, provides these tips on how to make a classroom more innovative.

- During lectures, don’t just show connections between ideas, but also show your students how to arrive at those connections themselves.

-Ask students  “what if” questions that  change the constraints of the problem in novel ways.

-  Some students are great at generating ideas quickly and building on the ideas of others, while other people require some incubation time and prefer working on their own.  Create opportunities for broader participation.

-To engage students who are too shy to raise their hands or contribute ideas on a brainstorming session, use te

- Because students have different learning  styles, use images, audio or other multimedia to enhance engagement.