Creative teachers and the language arts: Possibilities and potential

Grainger, Teresa (2003). Creative teachers and the language arts: Possibilities and potential. Education 3-13, 31(1) pp. 43–48.



This article seeks to be explicit about creative opportunities in the literacy curriculum and encourages teachers to make full use of the language arts. Literature discussions, storytelling, poetry performances and classroom drama are all explored, and a single drama session is described in some detail to highlight the children's imaginative involvement and the role of their teacher. The author believes teachers need to recognise, nurture and develop their own creative potential by taking part in such generative practices and dwelling in the realms of possibility with the children. It is argued effective teachers are also creative, reflective and affectively involved teachers of literacy.

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