WaltonTribune.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

COLUMN: Utilizing engineering and creative thinking at Covenant Christian

Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 12:00 am

This past week was Engineers Week, which celebrates how engineers make a difference by creating innovations and encourages children to think like engineers. Engineering simply means that we look at problems and try to solve them using creative thinking. Creative problem solving is a much needed skill in today’s world, and every area of our curriculum uses this skill. Students use scientific order, research innovations in history, write and draw their findings, designs, and directions, and find the mathematical principles and patterns to execute their ideas. It’s important to cultivate creative thinking in our children even when they’re not at school, and there are plenty of easy and inexpensive ways to do this at home.

Be willing to try new things. It’s helpful to expose your children to new kinds of experiences, art and design styles, food, books and music. Asking our children to try a “bite” of something new exposes them to different mediums for inspiration and they may find they like something they didn’t think they would like. It also gives us the opportunity to show them how to express why they like or don’t like something.

  • Discuss

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
  • 2 Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness acounts, the history behind an article.
  • 7 No Outside Web Links.Comments that include links outside that of The Tribune site will be removed.

Welcome to the discussion.

Stocks