Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.

Find Lesson Plans on! GettyGames

[teacherartexchange] creativity and a web log


Date: Wed Oct 31 2007 - 06:57:46 PDT

I am plugging a wonderful teacher weblog from Nan Hathaway of Colorado:

She teaches art at the Rocky Mountain School for the Gifted and
Creative...her photos and stories are very is worth
scrolling through her entire 'blog.

A recent post includes material from the state of Colorado, including:

<<What are some blocks to creativity?
• Expectation of judging and evaluating.
• Constantly being watched or observed while working on a creative
• Creating a competitive atmosphere.
• Conforming to others’ expectations.
• Anxiety.
• Perfectionism.
• Reward systems.
• Authoritarianism.
• External locus of control.
• Trying to be creative.
• Requiring the one right answer.>>

Many educators today feel that "gifted" guidelines are just plain good
education--for everyone. Take a look; what do you think?

Kathy Douglas
K-3 Massachusetts, retired

Email and AIM finally together. You've gotta check out free AOL Mail! -

To unsubscribe go to