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What Poverty Teaches Us About Creativity

It was a beautiful day as I slowly meandered through the alleys in one of Bangalore’s slums. A mechanic was putting together an old motorcycle engine …

12 Things They Don’t Teach You In School About Being A Designer

So you embarked on a freelance design career. Congrats! Here’s what you need to know to stay productive, profitable, and sane.<p>My wife Andy and I started Paper Leaf in 2009. We were not bad at design (I think we’re pretty damn good now), but we were really green at business. In some ways, our …

Writing and the Creative Life: “Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking…

Writing and the Creative Life: “Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking”<p>Not a fan of listicles. This one is …

7 reasons educators secretly fear creativity - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. …

Five Sure-Fire Ways to Get Rid of Bullet Points | The Rapid E

I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but bullet points get a lot of bad press. Apparently they contribute to bad courses. Although, I’m not sure …

Creativity as Disobedient Thought

Today we were lucky enough to have Professor Welby Ings speak to us as an end of year inspiration. This post will try to (briefly) cover the hour and …

What’s Missing In Our Classrooms?

Providing a more relevant education to young people is one of the key issues we face in building a better world. By now, we are all aware that …

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. I’m going to tell you that libraries are important. I’m going to suggest that reading fiction, …

Kurt Vonnegut on why art matters for everyone.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922–2007) was one of the truly great American writers of our time. In 2006, when Vonnegut was 84, a few students at Xavier High …

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

Teach Kids to Daydream

Mental downtime makes people more creative and less anxious.<p>Today’s children are exhausted, and not just because one in three kids is not getting sufficient sleep. Sleep deprivation in kids (who require at least nine hours a night, depending on age) has been found to significantly decrease academic …

How To Be a Nonconformist: 22 Irreverent Illustrated Steps to Counterculture Cred from 1968

“Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?,” James Thurber asked in the caption to a 1958 <i>New Yorker</i> cartoon depicting a woman fed up with her artist partner. It remains unknown whether the cartoon itself, or this cultural dismay shared by some of the era’s counterculture thinkers, …

Ten games that make you think about life

Games might not yet be recognized as art but they are increasingly being used to explore the kind of deep themes that were previously the preserve of …

The Creativity of Chess: a Conversation with Elizabeth Spiegel

One of the thrills of a good documentary film is what it explores above and beyond the explicit subject at hand: doses of philosophy, delightful …

The Most Powerful Ads Of Amnesty International

Looking at world events right now, this is a good time to take a look at these 25 hard-hitting ads.<p>This campaign is via Amnesty International in Puerto Rico.<p>The starkness of the photography — including the standard issue prison food trays — makes for ads you cannot look away from.<p>Photography by: …

Um, uh, ah: In praise of verbal stumbles.

Modish public speaking coaches will tell you that it's OK to say "uh" or "um" once in a while, but the prevailing wisdom is that you should avoid …

Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers

New research says reading literary fiction helps people embrace ambiguous ideas and avoid snap judgments<p>Are you uncomfortable with ambiguity? It’s a common condition, but a highly problematic one. The compulsion to quell that unease can inspire snap judgments, rigid thinking, and bad …

10 Brilliant Examples Of Sketch Notes: Notetaking For The 21st Century

Sketch notes–or graphic notes, or whatever other term you like–are one of the single most important developments in note-taking history. Hold on, …

How to Inspire Students to Design, Invent, and Make an Impact

How can your students affect the world around them? Use this video segment about wind energy to illustrate the real-world impact of an innovative …

Quotes❤️ on Twitter: "Knowledge, Experience, Creativity http://t.co/HiYVEP47TW"

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Creativity Is Really Just Persistence, And Science Can Prove It

We already knew that, as Woody Allen has pointed out, success is overwhelmingly about showing up. Now fresh studies help us understand why that is.<p>If we want to be super creative, we have to learn to be super dedicated. It’s a hardworking thing, as <i>War of Art</i> scribe Steven Pressfield has …

10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People

Creative people are humble and proud. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted. Creative people are rebellious and conservative. How creative are you?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>I frequently find myself …

Why We Have Our Best Ideas in the Shower: The Science of Creativity

“I’m not really a creative person”, always struck me as an odd sentence. Could it really be that some of us are born to be more creatively gifted …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Creative Leadership

This is the result of a conversation I had with Patti Brennan about the nature of creativity and imagination that was inspired by Maslow’s famous …

The Philosophy of Creativity

There is little that shapes the human experience as profoundly and pervasively as creativity. Creativity drives progress in every human endeavor, …

Measuring Innovation in Education | READ online

A New Perspective<p>This report explores the association between school innovation and different measures related to educational objectives.

James Baldwin on the Creative Process and the Artist’s Responsibility to Society

<i>“The sole purpose of human existence,”</i> Carl Jung wrote in his reflections of life and death in 1957, <i>“is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”</i> Five years later, in one of his least well-known but most enchanting works, the great novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and cultural critic</b> …