If we want our students to develop innovation skills, we need to be open to risk-taking and mistakes.Dr. Laura McLaughlin, Teaching the 4Cs with Technology, 2015
Wow, we loved writing this book. It draws on so much of what I teach and have learned from MY students about engaging young learners in creativity ANYWHERE they are. I know you’ll find great ideas and I hope you’ll offer your own suggestions, too. [Ad Pandemicus: Working with children at home demands more creativity and I’m SO interested in helping us all get through this. I hope this book helps. Hang in there.]
Taddei, L. & Budhai, S. (2017). Nurturing young innovators: Cultivating creativity in the classroom, home, and community. International Society for Technology in Education. https://www.iste.org/resources/product?id=4004&name=Nurturing+Young+Innovators
Though it’s now been 5 years, this remains our best (and fastest read) book on the four key skills of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
Budhai, S & Taddei, L. (2015). Teaching the 4Cs with technology: How do I use 21st century tools to teach 21st century skills? ASCD Arias. http://www.ascd.org/Publications/Books/Overview/Teaching-the-4Cs-with-Technology.aspx
If we expect our students to take risks and try new things, we as educators need to model the idea of responsible risk-taking.Dr. Laura McLaughlin, Nurturing Young Innovators, 2017