The wonder and exceptional creativity of a child.
A couple weeks ago I was invited to visit STEM Camp at Riverside Elementary. The camp is a delightful opportunity for children to engage in courses designed and taught by professionals in the Rochester Elementary Education program; the WSU- Rochester Graduate Induction Program, the Teacher Preparation Collaborative; and recent graduates of each program. The students were busy building, creating, and being allowed to fail. Yes, I said it! The students tried one approach and then another. So often we forget that part of creativity is failing. I recently read a posting on raising creative children and was struck by the great recommendations and how they play out in camps like STEM camp (http://www.creativitypost.com/create/ten_suggestions_for_raising_creative_kids). Summer is a great time for camps, exploring, creativity, and celebrating failure!