There are opportunities for divergent thinking and creative problem solving within those larger structures we’ve constructed in the music classroom.

Anne Mileski

Creativity is a BIG word. But getting started doesn’t have to feel quite so hairy scary. Why? Because it really comes down to one thing: student choice.

Today I’m talking about how to implement a few strategies to begin offering your students choice and facilitate creativity in your elementary music classroom today.

Here’s a few things we talk about on today’s episode

(1) Convergent vs. Divergent thinking and why both have a place in the classroom

(2) How to start giving students choice and using creativity without it feeling scary (to you OR them!)

(3) The first steps you need to get your students improvising.

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