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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Interested in having Matt present at your event or school? Contact him by e-mail!

Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:

  Date Event / Event Details City / More Info
+ 10/23/2017
8:30-3:15 p.m.
Show-Me Curriculum Administrators Association SMCAA Osage Beach, Missouri
   Private Event
+ 10/30/2017
8:00-3:30 p.m.
Sedalia School District Sedalia, MO
+ 11/07/2017
8:00am-3:00pm
Goshen Local Schools Goshen, OH
   Private Event
+ 11/15/2017
NIESC Plymouth, IN
  Venue:Christo's Banquet Center
830 Lincoln Hwy E
Plymouth, IN 46563
Private Event

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