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Creativity

  • Get in Gear

    Imagine a classroom full of kids exploring and researching questions they came up with. Imagine that instead of learning predefined curated material, each of these kids goes on a journey - a path paved with curiosity, creativity, discovery, and imagination, leading to a place we cannot identify in advance.

  • Kids’ Creativity: Two Important Questions for Parents to Consider

    Parents typically want to encourage their children’s creative expression. However, uncertainties and misconceptions about creativity abound. Here are two questions that merit thought and discussion—along with ideas so parents can foster kids’ creativity to the fullest.

  • Mind the Creativity Gap

    For more than a decade, leaders across industries and across the globe have identified creativity as the most important skill and strategic imperative in a world where constant change is the new normal. But their actions don't follow their words. There are 7 key reasons that needs to change.

  • How Our Imaginative Lives Change: Implications For Teaching & Learning

    Whether in pre-K or graduate school, our students learn best when their imaginations and emotions are engaged. This post introduces an educational idea that will allow you to maximize your students' imaginative engagement.

  • Want To Innovate? Science Says, “Be Spontaneous”

    People think too much to be spontaneous, which leads to paralysis by analysis, but innovators think spontaneously and even impulsively.

  • Explaining Creativity to Kids

    Parents and teachers often encourage kids to “use creativity.” However, creativity can be complex. Just telling children to use it may be met with silence. Or confusion. Some kids may wonder what creativity is! Here’s some basic information, along with two vivid explanations that will help them grasp the concept—and also understand why creativity is important.

  • Why Imaginative Educators Tell Stories

    One of the most powerful learning tools human beings employ is the story. See how the story-form can unleash imagination and creativity in your teaching.

  • Want To Innovate? Science Says, “Daydream”

    The greatest innovators in the world often daydream, and this characteristic can be credited with making their innovation possible. To develop the daydreaming attitude, one of the 27 characteristics found in the greatest innovators, research says follow this.

  • Can Creativity Help Kids Get Through Challenge?

    Creativity is a surprising source of strength. It can empower people to become more resilient, confident, and productive. Here’s why and how to encourage kids to use creativity during times of challenge.

  • Stimulate Wonder:  Make Curriculum Strange

    The sense of wonder is a powerful learning tool that fuels creativity and innovation. Find out how to engage it in teaching to maximize student learning.