Teaching is an art form. An effective teacher is one who is not only creative, but uses their creativity to meet the individual needs of each student. Think back on some of your favorite teachers in school…what was it about those favorite teachers that inspired you? Was it their ability to tap into your motivation to learn? Was it the way they always “pushed” you to do better? Or perhaps it was simply the way they made learning fun and engaging? These favorite teachers of ours were true artists. They were able to create a powerful and motivating learning environment using very specific techniques and “tools.” The key to learning is motivating the student…and the key to motivating students lies in the art of teaching.