From a strong Christian perspective, Full Time Freelance Author, Janice Thompson, explores the origins of our creativity, and how to stir up the creative gift in others.
Each lesson includes:
Video Teaching by Janice Thompson
PDF Transcript of the Lesson
PDF Download Worksheet
PDF Bonus Feature
In addition to the six inspirational lessons related to creative writing, you will also receive a FREE COPY of Janice’s Creative Writing for the Christian Student Textbook, which includes 101 Creative Writing Exercises, and a Bonus Lesson – “Writing with Both Sides of the Brain”
Becoming a Creative Writing Teacher Course Description:
As a writer, you’re always looking for ways to build your income. What better way than teaching the very thing you’ve come to love. . .writing! In this inspirational course by multi-published author Janice Thompson, you will be given dozens of creativity exercises, which you can use to stir up the gifts in your students. You will also learn about a variety of venues looking for creative writing teachers—private schools, public schools, homeschool groups, community colleges, writing groups, conferences and more—and will be given information to help you get your foot in the door. You’ll look more closely at the topic of creativity—where it comes from, and how to develop it. Best of all, you’ll discover a variety of methods for passing on your skills to the next generation of writers. What fun!
LESSON ONE: The Who, What, When, Where and Why of Teaching
In this fast-paced lesson, you will learn WHO is qualified to teach, (you!) and WHO needs to be taught (specific venues where you can teach). You will find out WHAT it takes to get your foot in the door at these venues and WHAT you need to teach, once you’re there. You’ll look at WHEN in your career you should think about teaching, and WHERE you should teach, specifically. Finally, you’ll have a chance to reflect on WHY you should take your skills to a new generation of writers.
LESSON TWO: A Creative Creator
Have you ever wondered where creativity comes from? This inspiring lesson will take you all the way back to Genesis 1:1, where you will discover that you’re created in the image of a very creative God! One of the greatest things you can do as a writer is use that God-given creativity as you share your writing skills with your students.
LESSON THREE: Getting Creative About Being Creative
So, you want to teach creative writing, but you’re not sure you’ve got what it takes? This exciting lesson will give you a host of ideas to further develop your own creativity so that you can share with your students out of your own experience. In this lesson you will be given five very strategic steps to becoming a more creative writer and teacher. Follow the steps toward better writing. . .and teaching!
LESSON FOUR: Stirring up the Gifts
Did you realize that teachers are gift-stirrers? It’s true! As a teacher, you have the unique opportunity to recognize and develop writing talent/gifts in others. This motivational lesson will give you the tools you need to “stir up” the gifts in your students, and will encourage you to do a little “stirring” in your own life, as well!
LESSON FIVE: Creative Writing Exercises You Can Share With Your Class
This is where the rubber meets the road! You’ve accepted the challenge to teach. You’re perched and ready for this new adventure. Now you need material—something that will motivate and inspire your students. This practical lesson offers ten tried and true creative writing exercises, sure to get any writer (or teacher) excited!
LESSON SIX: Teaching with Field Trips
Your new life as a creative writing teacher is going great—but you want to offer your students more. You want them to think “outside of the box.” There’s no better way to accomplish that than with field trips. This fun lesson will give you 101 ideas for places you can take your students to enhance their writing experience.
BONUS LESSON: Writing With Both Sides of the Brain
The “right” brain and the “left” brain. . .which is more important to the writer, and why? In this bonus lesson, you will learn that a strong writer (and teacher) must rely on both. You will also discover ways to further develop the right and left brained skills in your students.
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