The Importance of Using Creative Methods of Teaching in Elementary School

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Thinking like a child seems harder to do, as we grow older. We lose touch with our inner imagination, and begin to think in a robot fashion. All of our creativity, originality, and imagination are concealed behind our new adult philosophy of doing daily routines, and fitting in with others. But why do we try so hard to fit in with everybody else? Weren’t we taught in elementary school that being different is OK? What has happened to us? When did things become so black and white in our world? Perhaps it is that parts of our minds are trained by secondary, and college professors to become uniform thinkers, or maybe it happens inside ourselves as we grow. Maybe it is because we do not want to put our most vulnerable talents out for everyone to see because we cannot handle the criticism. Either way we have lost something very essential, as we have grown older. Using creative methods, and explorations in classrooms can change that in how we teach. Whether we are teaching at the university level or in kindergarten, it doesn’t matter. We should always encourage every student to take part...

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