creative people recognise the social dimension of the creative process
Make the schoolroom a learning community providing authentic assessments which allow them to get feedback by other people rather than only the teacher.
- Create rubrics for assessment which can be used both by the teacher and for peer-to-peer assessment (eg. a rubric to assess presentations is designed collaboratively with the boys)
- Co-create a visual reference of helpful phrases displayed in the schoolroom (eg. ‘I like this part, but have you thought how it relates to…?’ ‘The best part is when you…’)
- Team building exercises: especially for boys in their first year you might want to create common points of reference by finding similarities among the boys (eg. same birthday/ same favourite series/ same favourite author)
(from Teaching Creative Thinking (2017) by Bill Lucas and Ellen Spencer)