Getting Creative in Low-Resource Contexts

Watch a recording of the sixth and final webinar in our 'creativity' series. Claire Steele and Sarah Smith look at creativity in low-resource contexts.

About this series of webinars

Between April and November 2022, Claire Steele and Sarah Smith from eltonix will be running a series of six webinars looking at different aspects of creativity in the language classroom. Alongside our regular webinar schedule, Claire and Sarah will give a monthly 60-minute online workshop on a range of related themes, including:

  1. What is creativity in the classroom? Watch the recording 
  2. Task design promoting creative thinking skills - part 1. Watch the recording
  3. Task design promoting creative thinking skills - part 2. Watch the recording
  4. Creative feedback. Watch the recording
  5. Creative ideas for your continuing professional development. Watch the recording
  6. Being creative with low resources. Watch a recording of this webinar below

About this webinar

Many teachers around the world work in low-resource classrooms. How can teachers encourage creative output in contexts where few students have access to materials and where teachers have very few resources at their disposal? How can we create tasks and activities using very low resources and at the same time, encourage creative and meaningful output?

In this webinar, we explore:

  • A series of tasks that are generated from nothing and the steps involved in doing this
  • Using the world around us to generate prompts for creative thought
  • Drawing on the students as resources

Recorded on 03 November 2022 

Watch a recording of the webinar below

About the speakers

Claire Steele

I’m Claire and I have worked in EFL/ESL as a teacher, trainer, manager and consultant worldwide, but mainly in the UK, Australia, Colombia and Greece. I have always been interested in inspiring students and teachers, so teacher development has always been my area of interest and career path. I’ve been very privileged to have worked with teachers all over the world in their contexts. I’m interested in student-centred learning, fostering creativity and critical-thinking in the classroom, reflective practice, and adapting materials to create a more dynamic and engaging learning experience. I also actively support inclusive classroom practices for all English teachers and students. I am co-founder and director of eltonix (

Sarah Smith

I’m Sarah and I have worked as an EFL/ESL teacher in Senegal, Japan, Ecuador and Turkey. I was a teacher and mentor in Thailand and France and am now based in Greece where I initially worked as an academic manager and a teacher trainer. My areas of interest are teacher training and development, reflective practice, student-centred learning, holistic child development, incorporating life skills in the classroom and encouraging a sense of progress through learning to learn techniques. I am also an advocate for inclusive classroom practices which provide a safe learning environment for all teachers and students. I am co-founder and director of eltonix (



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