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How could I discourage the creativity of my students?

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Saying always that it's not good, eliminating trust in them, imposing rigid patterns of reasoning
by Alessandro Michele- Italy
 
Right, they have to feel supported and always encouraged, especially if younger
by Daniele
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You're right because self-esteem is what creativity need to be fostered.
by Angelamaria
2
 
Students should never be told that they are wrong.
by Violeta Korkucyte
1
 
I'm completely agree with you!
by Maria
1
 
That's right. Every time we tell students something they have done is not good we effect their se... more
by Filomena Bianco
3
 
I agree. A teacher should guide and not create a clone of himself
by Giacomo Italy PD
1
 
I totally agree with you! Teachers must help students to find the best way to learn. Every time ... more
 
I totally agree with you! Teachers must help students to find the best way to learn. Every time ... more
by Antonina, Italy
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Instead students should be channelled, advised and motivated.
by Gordana B
2
 
Yep, trust it's essential
by Mario, Italy
 
Teachers should promote reasoning talking by asking students to answer to each other and give arg... more
by Antigoni Komodiki
 
That's right, teachers shouldn't be perceived by students as 'Owner of the absolute knowledge'.... more
by Annarita, Italy
1
 
I agree with you when you start imposing rigid patters you loose creativity
by Iro Koliakou Greece
 
I agree
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I Agree, and we do it so often without noticing it!
by Montserrat Padrón, Spain
 
My favorite phrase to my students it to think outside of the box
by Atanasia, Croatia
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Sergio Leal, Atanasija, Anna C. and 42 more

Giving them all the solutions
by Lefter Adriana
I think we discourage creativity of our students if we never put them to make research, we never ... more
 
Or posing a question/problem that requires only one answer/ can be solved in just one way.
by Emanuela
2
 
I always say: I'm not the answer key
by David
3
 
Pros I agree: if you give learners all the solution, how can you teach them to look for and find... more
by Manuela, Italy
2
 
Guide the students and help them is important, but also leaving them to learn from the mistakes, ... more
by teresa casa
 
I agree. This is often an easy solution and students and parents often ask for that. I'm trying t... more
by Enrica Maragliano
 
I think: i am not the KNOWLEDGE
by Elena Volpicella
 
Give questions not answers
by Iro Koliakou Greece
 
Yes, Giving them solutions is not a way to get them thinking and being creative. (Angela Gordino,... more
by Angela Gordino, Portugal
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Sergio Leal, Mirela, Romania, Luca, Italy and 21 more

Saying „It s not good!” to a solution a students finds to a problem
by Cornelia Melcu
 
I egree with you. If you want to foster creativity you have to suspend judgment
by Carla Asquini
 
That's true. We should listen to their ideas and encourage them to improve or develop them. We al... more
by Maria A.
 
It's true
by Elena volpicella
 
I agree with you. I always tell them that from mistakes we can learn more. The judgment can be us... more
by Barbara, Italy
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I completely agree.
by Riccardo, Italy
 
yes, it's better if the teacher start to discuss about it with the students!
by Alice, italy
 
I agree!It's so discouraging.
by Χρυσοβαλάντου Καπόγλου
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Atanasija, Lidia -Italy, Victoria and 18 more

Pointing out mistakes only in a negative perspective
by donatella.foddai
 
there is no meaningful learning without mistakes. they are
by donatella.foddai
1
 
The learning starts of the error
by Sonia (Ancona-Italy)
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I strongly believe that we learn from our mistake! In my opinion reflect on it help students to b... more
by Elisa- Italy
 
mistakes are valuable not only for the learner to learn from own mistakes, but also for the teach... more
by Michaela
 
We need constructivism
by Mario, Italy
 
we learn from our mistakes, thinking of alternative ways out
by Annarita, Italy
 
We should Always let the students reflect on mistakes and learn from them by Concetta, Italy
 
I usually work a lot on mistakes seeking to create an environment in which mistakes are opportuni... more
by Paola Biondi, Italy
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Concetta Veca, Paola Romoli, giorgia and 6 more

Assigning a task with an "easy" solution that could be found somewhere in a book or on the web
by Stefano
 
Yes, asking no googolable questions should be better
by Carla Asquini
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Aleksandar, Caterina Speranza, Evridiki Gkori and 7 more

Always giving the answers for everything and not challenge students to find out for themselves
by Carina
 
you are right, because teachers usually give them one and only way to solve, and teachers usually... more
by Maria Goretti Betancor Gil
 
I am agree with you Carina. Give them the solution, answer do not help students to develop their ... more
by Elisa- Italy
 
That's not stimulating at all, next time they'll know that you will give them the answer, so they... more
by Gordana Budanovic
 
Agree!!! They develop a passive attitude to learning paths waiting nothing but ready solutions
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Tunahan ÖNCEL, Andrea Ullrich, Reneta and 4 more

Belittling their knowledge and their ideas, saying them that their ideas are kids'ones!
by Giovanni, Italy
 
I agree with you, adults undervalue the potential development that kids and pupils can add to our... more
by Cristina, Italy
 
Pupils indeed need encouragement and the adults' trust in their potential.
by Beate, Germany
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Alice, Cristiana, elisa and 4 more

We discourage creativity when we compare a student with his classmate focusing on what the one managed to do and the other didn't
by Angeliki Kougiourouki
 
I thing that is right. The other student is ,maybe, in the right direction but in his way.
 
I agree, the focus should be on sharing interesting ideas, not on comparing abilities
by Nicole, Italy
 
That's right! We are all different from each other and comparing one pupil with his/her classmate... more
by Barbara, Italy
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I agree. It does not matter how they get to the solution, it is important that they arrive withou... more
by Giuliana
 
Exactly. This act of creating competition among students is not only humiliating but the shortest... more
by Riccardo, Italy
 
You're right because we should always keep in mind that student are not all the same, that they h... more
by Antonella
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Χρυσοβαλάντου Καπόγλου, Michela, Caterina Speranza and 2 more

By imposing the way students should think and act when dealing with any classroom activity. By not introducing any creative activities and strictly following the curriculum without taking into consideration student's opinions, level of competence. By never linking classroom materials to real-life... more
by Constantinos, Cyprus
 
Be a stern teacher can discourage students to express themselves
by Roberta
 
Right!
by Alcira MF
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Roberta, elisa, Barbara and 3 more

giving attention only on what is "wrong", I think that would be every time we say that one thing is to be corrected, we could also say three things that we appreciate :)
by Virginia
 
It's true
by Maria Daniela, Italy
 
I agree
by by Fausto Finocchiaro, Catania
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Maria A., Maria Daniela, Carmela and 2 more

guideing them too strongly and not letting students free to make their own mistakes . Depriving them the opportunity of learning and buiding from their mistakes
by Emmauffa1
 
Students should be given freedom to think and explore.
by Violeta Korkucyte
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Enrica Maragliano, Roberta, Caterina Speranza and 2 more

Providing a negative feedback when they show their ideas or creations..
by Jose Joaquin Ortiz Rozo
 
I agree! Encoraging and congratulating with students is a key motivating factor
by Orestina
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Caterina Speranza, Violeta Korkucyte, Maria A. and 2 more

everytime when teachers expect from students and demand students to simply repeat mere contents with exactly the same words they have used to explain them without giving students the opportunity to investigate in order to create new situations in which old contents could be applyed
by Emmauffa1
 
it doesn't enhance ceativity
by Roberta
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It's not good teaching, Andrea Ullrich, Roberta and 2 more

By telling them "this is wrong"
by Argiro Zikouli
 
We have to find and highlight the good things that have learners
by Cosimo
 
Definitely not the right thing to say to students. We all attend schools to learn and we are allo... more
by Constantinos, Cyprus
 
I agree, saying you're wrong definitely blocks creative thinking and gives the idea that there is... more
by Nicole, Italy
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Violeta Korkucyte, Maria A., Constantinos and 1 more

Telling them exactly how to carry out the activity. A part of this should be reserved to test their creativity, asking them to continue on their own in order to reach the solution. For example, when teaching math to young students, a good way to stimulate creativity is to leave a part of the text... more
by Francesca
 
What i also mentioned in my comment above. Guiding students to the solution will kill creativity ... more
by Constantinos, Cyprus
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Iro, elisa, Kornelia Lohynova and 1 more

Asking pseudo-questions, that is to say questions whose answer is predetermined.
by Eleonora
 
they feel what is fair for you and stop thinking and making connection
by giorgia
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giorgia, Mariangela, Alena and 1 more

Make the students feel that their idea are stupid
by Norma Lisa
 
All ideas are right
by Elena Volpicella
 
That's right! Ideas are the personal expression of each one. They should be free to open theirsel... more
by Barbara, Italy
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Even from a apparently silly idea we can get a winning idea... this is brainstorming approach!
by Enrica Maragliano
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Caterina Speranza
Michaela
Tatyana
giving them rigid rules or patterns to follow and judging them through marks according to their right or wrong production. nothing is wrong because it comes from their own creativity.
by Camilla
 
You're right, because rules kill creativity.
by Angelamaria
 
agree
by Adriana Laze
 
Rules are very important, so we can ask to learn them and then to change them
by Carla Asquini
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Angelamaria
Caterina Speranza
Luigi
By asking multiple choice questions instead of open ended questions.
by Çelebi
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Giuliana, Violeta Korkucyte, betty and 1 more

Sitting behind a desk and speaking at the students in a monotonous tone of voice from a stationary position
by Michela, Italy
 
The teacher has to turn between the pupils
by Sonia (Ancona-Italy)
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Andrea
Regina
Sonia (Ancona- Italy)
Giving to the students too many instructions to follow.
 
Surely, because they won't be able to find out the most important rules
by Isabella
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giorgia
Isabella
Violeta Korkucyte
hurry
I am sometimes as in a rush to get to the lesson's aim as I forget to pay attentions to my pupil... more
 
Students should be given time and freedom to explore.
by Violeta Korkucyte
 
Sometimes we want students give us "our" solution and answer, so we force their pace. Creativity ... more
by Enrica Maragliano
 
by Montserrat Padrón, Spain
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Enrica Maragliano
Stefania
When you start your first hour school activity entering a classroom SCREAMING!!!!!!!
by Carmela Postiglione
 
Smiling and encouraging your students at the very beginning of an activity gives them the right m... more
 
They will never like you or the subject you teach
by Maria G.
 
They will hate, a smile capture attention and partecipation
by elena volpicella
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giorgia
Maria g.
"you're not for this work"
by Natalija, Serbia
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Arabela
giorgia
Giuliana
Undermining their ideas and not giving them a change to express their thoughts
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Barbara
Ivana
Janine
Creating fear of failure instead explaining that we are not infallible and that is important to experience
by Daniela, Italy
 
It is quite nice when we, as teachers, make the students feel comfortable in the class, no to be ... more
by Maricarmen, México.
 
That's true. And we should teach them that failure is important, it allows you to grow and learn ... more
by Maria A.
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Enrica Maragliano
Kornelia
Creativity can be discouraged by not asking for student input, by the teacher talking all the time, by the teacher thinking there is one correct response.
by Janine
 
And... as Ken Robinson says... "it is at the end of the book"!
by Orestina
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Orestina
Stefania
I think we discourage creativity of our students if during the lesson, we ask them to stay silence all the time, they are not allawed to ask questions, to be inquiry, to share their ideas.
by Antonina, Italy
 
I agree with you. We have to allow students to feel in a safe environment where they can voice th... more
by Chantelle Bartolo Cremona
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aleksandar
Chantelle Bartolo Cremona
Too many tasks that are similar and with one way of solving it
by Ivana
 
Indeed! It is not necessary to put many tasks, only the essential!
by Wilson Canelo
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Thanks on comment. Especially in math. I seen in practice how it smother their creativity and wil... more
 
Yes, that is right. No creativity in such exercises. They play their role in gaining some skills,... more
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Caterina Speranza
Don't accept positively mistakes and don't listen to our students, do academic lessons without sharing and planning some topics together because teachers are always perfect!
by Maria
 
carrying out traditional lessons in front of my students avoiding interaction, discussions and co... more
by Titti Cervale - Italy
 
Mistakes should be seen as part of our experience and should be constructive. We have to work in... more
by Emilia
 
I totally agree with the photo at the beginning of module 1 that says FAIL=First Attempt at Learn... more
by Montserrat Padrón, Spain
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Enrica Maragliano
We discourage creativity when we give too many instructions.
by Mirela
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Livioluppino
Sergio Leal
Mistakes are not alwasy negtive. Thanks to mistakes we learn how not to do something.
by Andrea, Italy
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Fina
Michela
Thinking that every student can do the same work in the same way and in the same time than his/her classmates. That's the factory modeled education. But now we live in the ICT era where creativity, open mind and flexibility are necessary.
by Barbara, Italy
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Elena
Giuliana
anytime when we judge instead of helping them to find a better solution
by Emmauffa1
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Enrica Maragliano
Giuliana
grades and standardized tests kill creativity
by Maria S.
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Giuliana
Violeta Korkucyte
You stop creativity killing curiosity e.g. not answering to question apparently not related to the topic you're speaking about
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Barbara
Camilla
To proposing my ideas when they are creating theirs
by Francesco Coppola
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Barbara
Ivana
providing predetermined solutions
by Stefano
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Nora
Rosa
Giving them a certain pattern for drawing a landscape
by Cornelia Melcu
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Maria S.
Orestina
When you only accept one way of doing things, solving problems, one solution.
by Maria A.
 
I agree with you. Teachers should accept different ways of thinking.
by Reda
 
Teaching languages I use to say: be careful, there can be more ways to say the same thing. And th... more
by Barbara, Italy
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Maria S
Interrupting them when answering a question
by Nidia
 
It is a discourage act for creativity.
by Wilson Canelo
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Carlos
By limiting the possibilities
by Nicole, Italy
By giving children simple, unchallenging activites, like gap filling exercises instead of asking ... more
 
I agree, its seems lately that it is mandatory to use this kind of activities to neutralize criti... more
by Elena, Greece
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Violeta Korkucyte
not appreciating the work of students , giving them bad marks, bad appreciations, bad feed-back and
by Alina Popa
 
Students' work and effort should be valued and appreciated. They should be encouraged.
by Violeta Korkucyte
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Violeta Korkucyte
When we obligate our students to do something with rigid rules
by Maria Daniela, Italy
 
You couldn't do best to kill their creativity than working with these conditions
by David
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David
By not accepting the fact that they did their best in a situation. The wrong answer would have been "you didn't try enough, you didn't do your best"
 
the "stick and carrot" system would work better
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Claudia
Giving no space to comment or modify the proposed activity
by Paola
When you organize all the lesson time in a very strict way without gicivng time or opportunity to... more
 
when students only summarize written information and can´t go beyond
by Alena
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Claudia
To finish the task instead of students
 
they won't never learn!
by Maria G.
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Alena
welcome mistakes
by Carla Asquini
Not giving them the necessary time and opportunity to reuse and remix the content they have lerne... more
 
Failure is the first step to learning and success!
by Carlos
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Maria Georgiadou
Adopting always the same teaching method
by Daniele
 
need to change constantly in order not to be boring and bored as a teacher
by Barbara, Italy
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Slavica
Expecting only one correct solution to a problem and not considering the possibility that a student might have found a new solution.
by Iro
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Carlos
A teacher should guide and not create a clone of himself
by Giacomo, Italy (PD)
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Francesca
Students should be provided with time and opportunities to explore and come up with their own ideas. They should be encouraged to take risks and be praised for the smallest achievements. It is important to let students be messy and provide them with a variety of materials and resources. Accept an... more
by Violeta Korkucyte
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Carlos
If the teacher only chooses tests and assignments that can be solved by 100% of the pupils and never a true challenge.
by Giuseppe
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alina
I descourage them when I ask them to resolve a problem only in a way.
by Arabela
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Ana
Saying: this activity is turned out badly!"
by Elena Volpicella
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Maria Ant.
presenting prepackaged "truth" without allowing them to get themselves to it
by Tiziana from Palermo - Italy
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Barbara
We discourage creativity imposing the use of books that the students must use to memorize their contents, telling them that a different solution is uncorrect only becasuse we don't understand it, conveying the message that everything that is not consistent with the school curriculum is wrong.
by Rosario
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Norma Lisa
Tell them to reproduce something, like copying instead of finding alternative ways.
by Melanie, Malta
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Violeta Korkucyte
Instead of telling children to try their best in an activity, ask them what would happen if they didn't try their best
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Alena
The teacher talks ceaselessly
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Orestina
An way to discourage the pupils is to ignore them and their achievements . Also don't using the words that evaluate their work except the note evaluation. If we don't make the relation of the subject with the real life we kill their desire and interest for it.
by Adriana Laze
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Çelebi, TURKEY
You stop creativity killing curiosity: e.g. not answering to question apparently not related to the topic you're speaking about
by Daniele
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Breda
When i relationship whith students with purpose express a rating (right or wrong) and do not put myself in situation to listening when not to take them to rationalize it but tell you now the solution of things
by daniela spinella
my idea
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daniela
Giving them little Estimate
by salvo
Make them feel inadequate to the task.
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Concetta
“The assessment itself is completely artificial. It’s not ranking teachers in accordance with their ability to help develop children who will reach their potential, explore their creative interests. Those things you’re not testing.. it’s a rank that’s mostly meaningless. And the very ranking itse... more
by Virginia
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Maria S.
Making students work on activities that do not challeng their creativity, just test their capacity to remember notions
by Paola Sinigaglia
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Ivana
Asking the students to engage in non challenging tasks, eith
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Violeta Korkucyte
enable them to copy paste information taken from the internet
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Anna
To create in their student a climate of teacher's fear discourage creativity and learning
by Sonia (Ancona - Italy)
 
to face them up with very difficult topics/problems that makes them feel a sense of frustration
by Titti Cervale - Italy
 
I agree with you. We should encourage our students. Evaluation should be more often a formative one.
by Donata
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OPEN DISCUSSION
by BrunoFerreira20
Promote debate, discussion about several themes, matters, problem solutions
 
argumentation
by BrunoFerreira20
 
creativity
 
some might not participate
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We can discourage creativity by imposing the same activities. Choosing is an important skill to develop to let creativity enter in our classrooms.
by Alessandra Pulinas
 
I'm according to your point of view. As teacher we have to be creative ourselves.
by Antonino
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Marking. The act of marking something on a scale from bad to good creates the idea of a model of perfection, adherence to a set of expected rules, which in itself kills creativity, by sanctioning certain behaviours and outputs as unacceptable.
by Riccardo Mini
 
Teacher should give a positive reinforce so as to highlight positive attitude of every student. I... more
by Antonina, Italy
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Telling students that the idea is good when actually is not.
 
Facing the truth and the hardship can help them to sharp their ideas
by Giorgio. Italy
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Studying different subjects as something totally separated, instead of promoting a global view of culture
by Alice (Italy)
 
The culture is one, the subjects are human inventions.
by Antonino
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A way to discourage creativity is giving to the students standardized tests, or giving grammatical and structural rules about what they can or cannot do. Another way is to make all our Students do the same work, while I think it's necessary to vary according to different intelligencies and minds.
by marina, Italy
 
Gardner docet
by Elena Volpicella
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Some teachers assume that their students are not able to find solutions, and because of that, lower the level of the questions, considering that students have no hope to succeed in their studies and in life. This is very sad, because I believe that everyone has the same opportunity. Just find the... more
by Giuliana
 
All students have resilience opportunities
by elena volpicella
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We discourage creativity teaching the same things in the same way to all students.
by Mafalda Lapa
 
I agree! As someone said above, they will not like you or the subject in this way of teaching. W... more
by Carina
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Instead of saying "do your responsibilities" we should ask "what will be happens if you don't do your responsibilities and how will you be affected " to students.
by Sertan BALLI,Turkey
 
We, as teachers, should always answer with another question. Good!
by Maricarmen, México.
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When they are not motivated, interested in a task.
by Alena
 
Plus when the teacher is also not interested in the task which is given to the students...
by Reda
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Telling students that are not good for anything
by Maria Horgos
 
Everyone has the same chance of success
by Giuliana
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creativity requires taking risks, taking time and messing around and sometimes parents and educators we stop children from doing it as we do not want to deal with the consequences of the creative process. For example, cleaning the mess, spending time...etc As we are self concerned we limit children.
by Sonia
 
I agree, this is very common among colleagues, they think they don´t have time, but I think they ... more
by Carina
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using constructive criticism..is putting them forward
by Pedro
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discouraging an empathetic environment, mortifying the oneness of person and original creation, also of expression
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Discouraging their every initiative that may not meet my expectations
by Antonino, Italy
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Tell them that they is only one way and it is my way to solve any task.
by Atanasija
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Listen to me! My oppinion is the wright one
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Being insensitive, saying something like "It's not good enough..." and so on.
by Maia Maia
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I think teachers can get more from students using positive education, that is to say challenging them to improve rather than saying if something is right or wrong.
by Ana Ventura
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That's right! Teachers must help students to find the best way to learn
by Aurora Pagano
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Compartmentalizing Knowledge
by Montserrat Padrón, Spain
Creativity is nurtured when we know as many different things as possible, academic or not, and co... more
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Punishing Failure
by Montserrat Padrón, Spain
We do that in a lot of ways: bad grades, laughing at strange ideas, etc. We should highlight t... more
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Giving pupils one model and ask them to follow it. Evaluate their outcomes taking into account the model as a parameter . Not giving them the possibility to express their own point of view.
by Marisa Badini
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Imposing restrictions, limitations; telling them that they are wrong ...
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Creativity is a game where you juggle common elements and shape them so whit something new , unspected.
by M. Bordas
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Interrupting the learners in the moment when they are expressing their personal ideas about an important issue
by Concetta
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When we do not let the students to take the initiative and create something that skips the curriculum, and if they do we underestimate or devalue it.
by Elena, Greece
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Considering what they learn more important than how they learn it
by costanzaboresi
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The idea of showing any object to the students and ask them what you can do with this object is really very interesting!
by Fausto, Catania
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Almost every answer and idea is correct....it depends on the point of view.
by Monika Vackova
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Judging students by saying that is not a good idea and by saying no, it's not coorect or it's wrong, eliminates the students confidence and discourages them to participate in class.
by Angela Gordino, Portugal
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Entering the classroom, saying things without any empathy or listening, leaving it and just judging.
by Giovanni
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Teachers can promote creativity when they ask students to 1. think of different usage of certain objects, places etc. 2. when they let them talk using arguments and 3. when they ask them to bring their favourite texts to the classroom for studying and sharing (explaining why they have chosen this... more
by Antigoni Komodiki
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Instead of letting the students discover and write a grammar rule, teachers give the rules and just tell them to use them in the exerciese
by Χρυσοβαλάντου Καπόγλου
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By not giving teamwork time to the students
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By not establishing confidence in the class
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By not giving open-ended challenge
by Mario, Italy
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1) by not encouraging collaborative learning and group work; 2) high level of affective filter; 3) by not promoting the assumption of different points of view;
by Patrizia, Italy
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mby making questions that considers only mnemonic answeres, by counting right or wrong answeres without trying to understand the mistakes.
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When a teacher considers a class as a group of people and not as individuals who have specific, personal needs in terms of education.
by Teresio Alberto
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We can criticize students for their ideas. We can cause them to lock up their ideas.
by ali
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By sticking to a rigid curriculum that leaves no room for creativity and having grades be the most important element in school life.
by Maria Amalia
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No or little interaction with your students hinders creativity.
by Gordana Budanovic
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It is meaningless to give students too easy or too difficult tasks.
by Gordana Budanovic
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By shutting down whatever the student says
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By being predictable: repeating same exercises, expecting predictable answers and solutions and not accepting anything different - day in, day out.
by Valentina Petrova
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Make All Your Students Do The Same Work
by Paola Romoli
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never make them work in small groups
by giorgia
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Creativity is restricted from learning mnemonic.
by Stefania
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I descurage the creativity of my students, first of all, setting a bad example, if I don't care to enhance my imagination!
by Elena
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I think we discourage creativity when we ask closed questions that require a yes or no answer.
by Chantelle Bartolo Cremona.
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Standardized books and monotonous lessons without interactions and debates can discouraged creativity.
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i heard many teachers sayng that their generation was better then the student's generation. After that i saw an abyss between them. Without confidence there is no open mindset and then there is no creativity.
by Giacomo, Italy (PD)
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teacher makes long monologues
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Telling them things like: do this in this way, not more thatn 5 lines
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teacher makes learning by heart the notions
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teacher makes learning by heart the notions
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How many times I have to the explain activity? Do you understand me? Do you listen me?
by Elisa- Italy
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Teacher discourage student's creativity when:
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giving them very boring books to study on
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Why are you always distracted?
by Elena Volpicella
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Why are you always distracted?
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We discourage creativity every time we belittle or despise our students' efforts, when we say their ideas are not good simply because their different from ours, when we point out their mistakes and negative features of their answers or tests instead of the correct and positive ones, when we don't... more
by Filomena Bianco
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Teachers don't listen to students, don't ask for their opinion.They do drills in the calssroom and no extra-curricular activities, no projects.
by Emilia
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Providing a grid to fill in for writing tasks (essays, letters, etc.)
by Ida B.
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never asking children to try to answer on their own, before giving them the answer to the question "why?"
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Not giving them the opportunity to explain their work or not giving them feedback of their work
by Zulmira
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Criticizing their work and stating they did not perform according to the rules.
by Regina
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Let them being bored,whithout looking for some ways to solve the problem. That's a good challenge for teachers! " how could I avoid being boring?"
by Maria Georgiadou
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When teachers do not follow the students' interests they won't support them
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Do not allow students ti question what is presented in class.
by Ana Pinheiro
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Do not let students choose web tools to do the work anda ask to use only word.
by Ana Pinheiro
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Make them think all the time, make that your students propose you a solution, don't give them the answer to everything
by Gustavo Gallardo, Mexico
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Tell them how to do things, always give them the best alternative and not give them the opportunity to choose
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Not encouraging/forbidding students to use ICT in their learning.
by Helga, Croatia
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Teaching just by the book. No other tasks. You just use the textbook and you do not do anything else. No ideas added. No comments made. Just pour into the students' heads what exactly the book "says".
by Cristiana
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When school, community and headmasters think that entrepreneurial education is still optional
by Carina
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sometimes teachers are focused on the official programme and they lack time for developing new teaching methods and creativity
by Roberta
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A too rigid teacher doesn't allowe students to be creative
by Roberta
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Creating the wrong "classroom environment"
by Clara Abegão
Those classes in which the teaching methodology is limited to debit contents, merely expositor, i... more
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Prescriptive tasks, too much control, limiting freedom kill students' creativity and motivation.
by Violeta Korkucyte
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I can descourage them by not considering thier efforts because I'm focused only on the final result. All thier efforts lead to a partial success but I don't recognize it as a success in itself but only the result of a bad will
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Give the same task for students with diferent abilities
by Nina
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sticking to the book, without giving any space for indidualised modes of learning which cater for multiple intelligences
by Matina
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Teaching students that there is only one way to do things right and that they always have to stick to it
by Manuela, Italy
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Ways
by Tatyana
Saying students what to do step by step, giving them the task and the ways for solving the task. ... more
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We discourage creativity saying: " Why do i even bother?"
by Elena Volpicella
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Saying: this activity is turned out badly"
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we discourage creativity saying " Why do i even bother?"
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When students are provided with too many examples and when the tasks are not actual for students.
by Reda
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Giving the students too many instructions to follow. Not giving enough time to them to ask or express their questions about any topic. Lack of interest from the teacher when they've got a new idea.
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Educational systems may discourage creativity by not allowing students enough time to experiment with their own thoughts. Preparation for exams is the main focus, not the interest in unleashing everyone's potential by providing various stimulating learning environments.
by Beate
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When the teacher suggests to those pupils solutions to exercises.
by Sonia, Italy
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Not allowing them to think by themselves and imposing my own thinking in questions that they would answer in a more natural way
by David
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When we don´t give the opportunity of making researchs on subjects the student is interested in.
by Paula
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You could start like that:"It's worthless to think about any solution because YOU won't certainly change the word! You couldn't make the difference!"
by Cristina, Italy
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Students are not the center of the process of learning.
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Ask to student to read a page, learn it (possibly by hear) and repeat it to the teacher for EoY assessment.
by Orestina
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Another idea to discourage the creativity of my students could be asking them to work in groups without talking to each other but just writing ideas on a given paper. Students will definitely “break the rule” talking and shouting.
by Angelamaria, Italy
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Reverse thinking is a good technique because usually students love doing the reverse the Teachers say. For example I could discourage my students’ creativity asking them to summarize a reading by copying the main passages of it, banning the possibility to summarize it in their own words.
by Angelamaria, Italy
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Teaching and teaching concepts without giving time to reflect, expand and assess, time to learn
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In different ways: 1. when I say that the idea or comments aren't correct because are not fixed. 2. when I rise with my help 3. when I rise with a not good glance 4.when I are in my classroom with prejudices
by Marianna Morgigno
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In different ways:
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frustrting students wiith continous interruptions in order to correct them
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when i relationship with student with purpose express rating (right o wrong) and do not put myself in situation to listening, when not to take them to rationalize it but tel you now the solution of thing
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Adult who say no to kids' ideas discourage them to try. Closed activities with only 1 right answer. All children being forced to work from the same page in the same textbook at the same time.
by Emma
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To present alternative solutions in some problems
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Giving compulsory plans for an essay, for example
by Cornelia Melcu
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Sometimes we do not give the students enough thinking time to answer critical questions.
by Chantelle Bartolo Cremona.
 
I agree, but, on the other hand, sometime it happen that if you give them few time, they take it ... more
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Encourage students to find informations on internet and recognize a correct information distinguished from the fakes
by Luigi
 
This is a good way of promoting critical thinking
by Montserrat Padrón, Spain
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By asking Yes/No questions
by Michaela
 
I think definitely should not asking yes / no questions. This kind of question limits the crea... more
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