The key is engaging BOTH types of thinking in a creative process. Next-level solutions emerge from engaging the unpredictability and expansiveness of divergent thinking first, and then applying the narrowing of convergent thinking to ground the new ideas into practical understandings and action steps.
Creative Thinking: Brain Trainers: For some students, thinking creatively and out-of-the-box comes naturally. For others, modeling is needed in the beginning. With practice, all your students can train their brains to think creatively and see things in a different way. $
Unleash your students' creativity and divergent thinking with a classroom Maker Space! Perfect for tinkering, engineering, inventing, and completing STEM challenges in your elementary classroom! | STEM activities