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19 Ideas to Promote More Creativity in Your Classroom

<i>Between the pressure of keeping up with the school curriculum, meeting with parents and running daily classes, it can be hard to make time for</i> …

Teaching

Hierarchy of Needs for Innovation & Divergent Thinking: When the supports are in place

This is the fifth installment of the #hierarchyseries. You can find the first post here.<p>The purpose of the Hierarchy of Needs for Innovation and …

Arbitrary deadlines are the enemy of creativity, according to Harvard research

Time can feel like the enemy to an employee in any role, and in any industry, but it’s most acutely threatening to creative types.<p>We may tease them for their diva-like behaviors when they feel persecuted by a deadline, but we have to admit that “develop an amazing new idea” is not something that …

Creativity

Renzo Piano: "Creativity is Only Possible When You Share Creativity"

If you are missing the capacity to create emotion, then it doesn’t work, it’s not enough.<br>– Renzo Piano<p>In this in-depth biographical video by the …

Project-Based Learning: Fostering Creativity and Innovation in Students

Project-based learning (PBL) creates a learning environment that fosters creativity and teamwork, and teaches children to use the tools at their …

This 1 Phrase Is Killing Your Next Big Idea. Here's What to Say Instead | Inc.com

With a new year ahead of us, every business is hoping to drum out the next big thing. One that will go viral, reach new markets, and keep them a step ahead of their competitors. Executives are poised, ready, and anxious to make a splash in the marketplace. All that's missing? A big idea.<p>If only it …

Brainstorming

6 Incredibly Powerful Ways to Think More Creatively | Inc.com

1. 4 Quadrants<p>This is a simple tool to help you think holistically. It uses the visual structure of the four quadrants of a Cartesian coordinate system.<p><i>How:</i> Draw a cross dividing your page in to 4 areas. Label each quadrant using these 4 concepts:<p>Emotion: how you feel about something …

Data Visualization

How to be more creative, according to science

Whether you get mesmerized by Vincent van Gogh's painting The Starry Night or Albert Einstein's theories about spacetime, you'll probably agree that both pieces of work are products of mind-blowing creativity.<p>Imagination is what propels us forward as a species — it expands our worlds and brings us …