An Interview With Kevin Slick, Renaissance Man

Kevin Slick, a true Renaissance man, lives and works in Boulder, Colorado and teaches at Erie Elementary School, part of the St. Vrain Valley School District. Before coming to teaching, Kevin worked in radio and also presented nationally with Lucy Calkins’ Writers’ Institute.  When asked what he was most proud of amongst his many accomplishments, he responded that it depends on the category.

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Daily Rituals: Creativity IS a Process!

Many things in school are taught as a process, with sequential steps that may or may not be linear, but can be branched, looping, repeating in sets, etc. The scientific method is a process with clearly defined steps, as is the writing process, both highly stressed in education.  Most American classrooms have posters and diagrams that illustrate these processes prominently displayed.  However, a totally essential process for the 21st Century Learner is frequently not displayed, or even taught, for that matter...CREATIVITY!

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