Curiosita Teaching: Handbook of Instructional Strategies




The Curiosita Teaching: Handbook of Instructional Strategies™, a complementary text to Curiosita Teaching: Integrating Creativity Into All Teaching and Learning™, is designed to provide educators with the tools, activities, and organizational plans needed to integrate creativity into all content areas. The initial set of sequential lessons gives students the 1) basic developmental skills of creativity and 2) a better understanding of creative thinking processes.

The 250+ lesson plans and activities in this text came from several years of piloting the Curiosita Teaching Program™ in a variety of grade levels and content areas. Every lesson plan includes one or more of the instructional elements in the activities. Three complete Units are included to help you integrate creativity into more long-term, product-based learning areas of study: Animation, Brains: Anatomy & Physiology, and a Passion Learning Unit.

The added bonus resource CD puts “teacher ready” templates, handouts and samples of real student work at their fingertips. These work samples can serve as the beginning of a creative product portfolio. As educators explore integrating creativity into classrooms, they will also discover its powerful influence over the teaching and learning climate.

Integrating creativity changes the way teachers and students think about both the teaching and learning processes. Teaching with and for creativity:

  • Ignites the passions of students.
  • Creates a rigorous, engaged learning environment.
  • Makes teaching more fun and enjoyable again!

What’s Inside?

  1. Climate Activities
  2. Learning & Thinking Style Assessments
  3. Brainstorming Activities
  4. Creativity Instructional Elements Lessons
  5. Creative and Critical Thinking Tools Lessons
  6. Flexibility and Perception Activities
  7. Animation Unit
  8. Brain Anatomy & Physiology Unit
  9. Passion Learning Unit
  10. Product Lists & Choice Boards
  11. Think Tank Templates
  12. CD with over 250 lesson plans, handouts and student work samples

Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
200 Pages

Curiosita Teaching

Handbook of Instructional Strategies

Ian Byrd, Book Review Excerpts


  • Pre-made lessons, assessments, and strategies
  • Four thinking & learning style assessments
  •  Seven fluency and flexibility activities
  • Brain Anatomy & Physiology Unit
  • Passion Learning Unit
  • 200+ pre-made activities & templates on a CD
  • Student work samples for a teacher portfolio
  • Practical frameworks for integrating creativity
  • Resources & suggestions for further research