Presenter: Joyce Juntune
T-TESS Domain:  Planning 1.1, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.4
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Our brains naturally want to categorize and organize information. Dr. Joyce Juntune says that this is called flexibility. After using verbal fluency, teachers can lead their students to use flexibility to categorize their ideas and narrow them down to what they need. In part seven of this nine-part series, “Developing Creative Thinking in the Classroom – Developing Flexibility”, discover the differences between fluency and flexibility and how to use them in the classroom.

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Dr. Joyce Juntune has already shown how verbal fluency can help students come up with lots of good ideas. But what do you do after that? In part seven of this nine-part series, “Developing Creative Thinking in the Classroom – Developing Flexibility,” Dr. Joyce Juntune shares that the answer is found in flexibility. Fluency is about coming up with lots of ideas. Flexibility is about categorizing those ideas and narrowing down to what you need. Dr. Juntune shares examples and activities that will unlock flexibility in your students.

In this course you will learn:

  • The difference between fluency and flexibility
  • How to use fluency in the classroom

Presenter Bio

Dr. Joyce Juntune is a renowned consultant, trainer, professor, and lecturer with more than 45 years of experience in the field of education. She is an instructional associate professor at Texas A&M University, and she teaches graduate-level courses in her expert areas of intelligence, child and adolescent development, educational psychology, giftedness, and creativity. She has focused the majority of her career on the areas of intelligence and gifted and talented education. Dr. Juntune has served as the executive director for the National Association for Gifted Children and the Institute for Applied Creativity at Texas A&M University. 

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8 reviews for Developing Creative Thinking in the Classroom – Developing Flexibility

  1. Gabriela – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  2. Patricia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  3. Crisela – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    very informative

  4. Laura – SOUTHWEST ISD (verified owner)


  5. Peter – TEAYS VALLEY LOCAL (verified owner)

    Lots of great practical advice here. I like how flexibility allows me to teach so many items to my students. I’ll definitely use this practice in the future. Great session, glad I took it!

  6. RD – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    She mentioned Kinder a lot but there were definitely many concepts I could apply to my HS classes

  7. Cheryl – VALLEY VIEW ISD PHARR – REGION 01 (verified owner)

    great idea to inspire creative thinking as far as content in the classroom.

  8. Timothy – TIPP CITY EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner)

    helpful information

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