"Awesome, awesome, awesome! It will be a winner!" — so began an e-mail I received from a professor who had just finished reading an early draft of Organic Creativity in the Classroom.
As the publisher at Prufrock Press, I couldn't agree more, and I'm thrilled to announce the release of our newest book Organic Creativity in the Classroom.
Creativity can be taught and nurtured, and we can build classrooms in which creativity thrives. This philosophy acts as a central thesis in this lively collection of essays edited by award-winning author Jane Piirto, Ph.D.
Rather than write a formulaic how-to guide for classroom teachers, Dr. Piirto asked 23 prominent educators and artists who have each spent their careers infusing creativity into the classroom to offer insights and stories into how they build creativity among their students. She asked her authors to explain how they infuse their classrooms with passion, mindfulness, risk taking, and respect for the individual.
The 23 authors have taught for 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. The book features extensive sections on creativity in both the academics and the arts.
Copublished with the National Association for Gifted Children, Organic Creativity in the Classroom is available for purchase in both print and eBook formats.
To help introduce the book to you, we've created a sample of three chapters you can download and review. I believe these three chapters give a feel for the book's outstanding contribution to education.