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What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching

What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Connecting with people through sincere positive beliefs can influence the brain and open it up for learning possibilities.

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How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

| November 26, 2014 | 4 Comments

Break-out spaces and furniture on wheels can do wonders to enhance a person’s learning experience. Here are six low-cost ideas for creating those environments in the classroom.

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The Value of Connecting the Dots to Create “Real Learning”

The Value of Connecting the Dots to Create “Real Learning”

| October 31, 2014 | 12 Comments

A Philadelphia center puts making connections between concepts and experiences central to the creative process for student-driven learning.

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How Repetition in Music Affects Your Thinking

How Repetition in Music Affects Your Thinking

| September 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Repetition in music is surprisingly seductive.

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How Much Sleep Do Creative Geniuses Need?

How Much Sleep Do Creative Geniuses Need?

| June 15, 2014 | 6 Comments

Check out this neat visual showing how the most creative people in history slept.

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On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes

On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes

| May 6, 2014 | 23 Comments

Scientists have come a long way in understanding how the brain generates creative ideas. Their work can inform classroom structures if educators want to inspire more creativity in students.

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Can Any School Foster Pure Creativity?

Can Any School Foster Pure Creativity?

| March 18, 2014 | 30 Comments

How do we promote creativity in schools? This is one of the prevailing concerns of many progressive education reformers. From a long-term fiscal perspective, creativity can lead to innovation, and for the U.S. to have a competitive edge in the global economy, minds capable of identifying problems and imagining new possibilities are a necessity. But given the constructs of public schools, can creativity truly be valued?

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The Importance of Fostering Kids’ Creative Confidence

The Importance of Fostering Kids’ Creative Confidence

| October 13, 2013 | 11 Comments

When people say, “I’m just not the creative type,” IDEO founder David Kelley refutes that assumption with the idea that if they stick with it long enough, their creativity will inevitably come through. Kelley talks about the idea of “guided mastery” — it’s a practice that parents and educators can use to help kids find […]

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Why We Need To Value Students’ Spatial Creativity

Why We Need To Value Students’ Spatial Creativity

| July 31, 2013 | 27 Comments

Though spatial skills — the ability to find meaning in the shape, size, orientation, or trajectory, of objects — are valuable, the tactics we use to measure student outcomes don’t always include these important skills. By not placing value on spatial thinking, we may be missing out on developing the skills of the next Thomas Edison.

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Sir Ken Robinson: How to Escape Education’s Death Valley

Sir Ken Robinson: How to Escape Education’s Death Valley

| May 28, 2013 | 9 Comments

The ever eloquent Sir Ken Robinson contends in this TED Talk that the culture of American education contradicts three principles that make human life thrive: diversity, curiosity and creativity.

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