Creativity can be taught and nurtured, and we can build classrooms
in which creativity thrives. This philosophy acts as a central thesis in Organic Creativity in the Classroom,
edited by award-winning author Jane Piirto, PhD.
This innovative collection of essays explores approaches to
teaching creativity from the perspectives of experienced educators and artists.
The 23 authors have taught more than 500 years combined, and in this book they
share teaching stories and helpful strategies that can be used to encourage
students to become more creative within specific domains.
Organic Creativity in the Classroom will enable you to build a classroom full
The authors include master teachers, curriculum theorists,
holistic educators and award-winning practitioners of writing, mathematics,
science, humanities and social sciences, literature, languages, theatre, song
writing, dance, music, the arts, educational psychology, gifted education,
school counselling and school administration, among other domains, who
incorporate creativity and intuition into their classrooms. In this readable
and lively book, they share their personal stories and practical advice for
infusing creativity into the lives of students.