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Focus on Creativity
Sat May 30, 2015 13:01

I also loved hearing Temple Grandinís view point on how there are different types of intelligence that are equally valuable. As you said that it is our jobs as teachers to build on our students strengths and help meet their needs no matter how unique. My study group focused on Templeís idea of how our education system is testing students in one way, standardized testing, and it is not allowing students to use collaboration and problem solving which is how Temple views the world. We feel as if the education system is overlooking students who are exceptional at hands on skills and visual thinking. We also believe that it is important to allow our students to use creativity through their learning and not use one type of testing to evaluate our students learning. I have recently looked into Montessori schools because my neighbor who has Aspergers recently enrolled in a Montessori school and has seen great improvement with his attitude towards school and learning. Montessori schools put a huge emphasis on creativity and critical thinking. I feel as if Montessori schools are a new way of looking at education because it is not focused standardizing education.

  • Gotta Love Temple Grandin! - carsleymm, Sat May 30 12:19
    I always enjoy listening to Temple Grandin's point of view. I appreciate the way she views different types of intelligence as just that...different; not less. In her TED talk, she makes an excellent... more
    • Reply: Gotta love Temple Grandin - Hunter Hastings, Sat May 30 17:45
      I too, LOVE Temple Grandin. I love what you said that she appreciate different types of intelligence. I feel like we view intelligence as something people have or don't have. And, often times we just ... more
    • Temple Grandin - Maggie Horne, Sat May 30 14:47
      I was first introduced to Temple Grandin in Dr. Marlowe's class and I love her! I have worked with students with ASD who have been told that they are different in a negative way. She puts a new twist ... more
    • Focus on Creativity - coxdm, Sat May 30 13:01
    • Re: Gotta Love Temple Grandin! - Alexandria Spurrier, Sat May 30 12:28
      Temple Grandin has always been a favorite of mine and always an inspiration! I love her outlook on things and I also appreciate her views on intelligence being different! She is a role model of mine!
    • Re: Gotta Love Temple Grandin! - Stacy Huffman, Sat May 30 12:23
      Mary I too always enjoy listening to Temple Grandin. I always feel like I want to be an agent of change after listening to her! I can also relate to her point about collaboration. It is vital to our... more
      • re: Temple - Cynthia Trickel, Sat May 30 12:49
        I also enjoyed her inspiration! However, I found myself trying to see things through her eyes while she was talking, which put a relative twist to her message. I was intrigued to try to understand... more
        • right strategy, Cynthia - koppenhaverd, Mon Jun 1 15:19
          You're doing exactly what you need to do to be an effective teacher if you're trying to understand Temple's mind. And that of all the other students you met on video this week. The point of the week... more
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