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Available Now! A Deck of Cards for Exercising Your Creative Brain

Keith Sawyer’s book Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity shows readers everywhere how to increase their creative potential. Outlining an eight-step method for maximizing creative potential, the book offers more than 100 research-based techniques for improving creativity. We’re … Read more.

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Dancing Mitosis and Designing a Fish: A Sneak Peek at Future Wise by David Perkins

David Perkins is a senior professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a co-director with Howard Gardner of Project Zero. Below is an excerpt from Perkins’ new book, Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing … Read more.

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Tips for Enhancing Creativity in the Classroom

by Shelley Carson, Ph.D., author of Your Creative Brain Teachers and schools get a lot of bad press concerning the so-called “fourth grade slump” in creativity, a phenomenon in which scores on standard creativity tests begin to decline dramatically between … Read more.

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Saving Creativity in Education

In The Jossey-Bass Reader on Educational Leadership, Third Edition, contributor Yong Zhao discusses the need for creativity in today’s society. Read his chapter in the excerpt below to learn more about how our education system can better foster creativity in order … Read more.

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Developing Curiosity: Teach Them How to Wonder–Guest blog by Kathleen Hopkins

Developing Curiosity:  Teach Them How to Wonder  a guest blog by Kathleen R. Hopkins   “Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind”                                                                                              -Samuel Johnson (1751) There is an innate curiosity within the mind … Read more.

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Leave the Campfire; Know Your Enemy: It is you, scared

Fear kills imagination. And fear is always with us. Pretending it doesn’t exist might work in a pinch, but eventually it returns. Learning to name, face, grapple with our fears: this is the start of the art of everything. Because imagination is related to images, and images are related to the brain, it is logical to think of imagination as a purely cognitive capacity. But imagination is equally about emotion. It is about the animal instincts of fight or flight. Read more.

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