Is creative work REALLY worth the time in the classroom?

It can be time-consuming. You may wonder if it’s really worth the effort. But creative work in the classroom pays off — and prepares students for the future. (Screenshot from Ditch That Textbook video on YouTube)

It’s a fair question. I’ve heard similar questions to this at teaching conferences, in discussions and versions of it on social media.

I’ve even thought it myself.

“This creative work takes a lot of time. Does it really give a return on all of that investment?

There’s plenty of evidence that points to YES … and it’s a skill that kids will need for the world they’ll face in the future.

I created this video to make my case for creative work in the classroom. I hope you love it!

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Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:

 DateEvent / Event DetailsCity / More Info
+ 01/26/2018
Erie 1 BOCESWest Seneca, NY
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+ 01/29/2018
Jackson R-2 School DistrictJackson, MO
+ 02/02/2018
California League of Schools (DBC)Monterey, CA
+ 02/07/2018
Ditch That Homework Workshop (Region 8 ESC)Fort Wayne, IN
 Venue:The Summit
1025 W. Rudisill Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Public Event
+ 02/08/2018
Ditch That Homework WorkshopMishawaka, IN
 Venue:Northern Indiana Educational Service Center (NIESC)
56535 Magnetic Drive
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Public Event
+ 03/01/2018
Kids ROELoves Park, IL
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+ 03/07/2018
Delaware Association of School Admin 
+ 03/16/2018
Lake Shore Central SchoolAngola, NY
+ 03/30/2018
Taylorville CUSDTaylorville, IL
+ 06/04/2018
Granbury ISDGranbury, TX
+ 06/13/2018
InnEdCoKeystone, CO
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+ 06/21/2018
Barr-Reeve Jr/Sr High School- Washington Community SchoolsWashington, IN
+ 08/09/2018
St. Joseph Grade SchoolSouth Bend, IN
+ 08/15/2018
St. Anthony de Padua Catholic SchoolSouth Bend, IN
+ 10/03/2018
Orrick R-XI / I-70 Excellence in Education ConferenceKansas City, MO