Due to required curriculum, leverage opportunities to enhance and supplement learning.
Look for connections to infuse creativity and collaboration for students.
Use resources and lesson designs others have created then adjust as needed.
Build a network of like minded colleagues to collaborate with.
Plan with students. They have amazing ideas and imaginations! Ask what they want to create or build. Or what materials or supplies they think would support them.
Be patient, brave and flexible. The best laid plans don't always translate into successful learning.
Start somewhere. Find one opportunity to infuse art or engineering. Be playful and creative. Then find the next. Slowly, you will have transformed majority of your curriculum into hands-on, engaging and memorable learning.