Susan Riley | June 2015
How to Get Out of a Creative Rut
Do you ever find yourself struggling to come up with any new ideas?
It might be spicing up a stale (but tried-and-true) lesson plan, figuring out how to present material a different way so all your students really “get it”, or even just creating your own art. Sometimes creativity can feel so elusive!
In today’s EdCloset On-Demand episode, we’re tackling how to get out of a creative rut with one simple change: your location! And, I’m sharing some ways that you can use this same idea in your classroom throughout the year to give your students a creative “jumpstart” as well.
What’s great about this whole idea is that you don’t have to leave your classroom to make it happen. Sure – it’s helpful to get out of the room and maybe hold class outside (my students loved it when we had music outside!), but it’s not necessary. With a few alterations, you can reset your classroom to be a creativity hub.
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Here’s my summertime challenge for you: try this yourself. Once a week, do one of your routines in a new place. Maybe it’s listening to a podcast while taking a walk rather than in the car. Maybe it’s folding your laundry in the family room rather than in the laundry room. Whatever it is, try doing a mundane task in a new place and see how you feel afterwards. You might be surprised at what a change of scenery can do for your creative mindset!