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How Improv Can Open Up the Mind to Learning in the Classroom and Beyond

How Improv Can Open Up the Mind to Learning in the Classroom and Beyond

| January 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

Improvisation is being used as a way to help students and educators feel supported, open up to new ideas and think on their feet.

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In an Era of Conflict, Healing the World One Classroom at a Time

In an Era of Conflict, Healing the World One Classroom at a Time

| January 14, 2015 | 8 Comments

Thom Markham offers a set of principles to help educators see beyond immediate reforms to the education system.

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Can Schools Cultivate a Student’s Ability to Think Differently?

Can Schools Cultivate a Student’s Ability to Think Differently?

| January 7, 2015 | 13 Comments

In order to develop creative individuals, children need environments that nurture their interests. Between standards and testing, how much of that are they getting at school?

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Appreciating Slang’s Creative Contributions to Language

Appreciating Slang’s Creative Contributions to Language

| December 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

Slang may seem like it has no place in the dictionary, but dictionary editors are listening very closely to the words people use in real life.

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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 | 4 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 | 14 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 | 25 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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