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Makers | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media

Makers | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
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Help spark the "maker movement" in your school.

No expertise required. You get it on the job with  and from your students.

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The Neuroscience Of Imagination

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 hoUnderstanding how imagination works could be the key to daydreaming yourself into a sharper, more creative person.

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I have a never-ending fascination with the brain and learning about how people and their brains learn.

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The Dyslexic and Creative Mind

The Dyslexic and Creative Mind | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Although traditionally classified as a learning disability, dyslexia can also lead to advantages in thinking and behaving that enhance creativity.

 

“There were a lot of benefits to being dyslexic for me…I think I came into an appreciation of all those qualities of language…” Novelist Richard Ford


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Great frame of understanding our learners with dyslexia.

Recommend reading Wolfe's Proust and the Squid for it's consideration of this subject too.

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Can Creativity Really Be Taught?

Can Creativity Really Be Taught? | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Creativity doesn't always come naturally. But do the classes, lists, and mantras really help? Even if your team isn't full of Renaissance men and...
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I wonder if it would be easier to teach someone to imagine  first and then create? Creativity is borne out of opportunity, encouragement and willingness to take chances, fail on occasion, get up and keep trying until success occurs. What is interesting is the lens by which success is examined in our society. There are many shades of success. They only depend on whether the beholder is equipped to creatively see the colours in between black and white.

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Intelligence, Creativity and Mania

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by Eric Maisel, PhD. - 'The current naming system used to describe “mental disorders” is weak and suspect and perhaps so flawed as to be both useless and dangerous… and also leads to odd and wrong-headed hypotheses, for example “because you are bipolar you are creative” or “perhaps mania accounts for the higher test scores.”

One of his books: 'Rethinking Depression: How to Shed Mental Health Labels and Create Personal Meaning'  http://goo.gl/J77pc

Photo: Stephen King has said: “I’ve taken off two months, three months at a time, and, by the end, I get really squirrelly. My night life, my dream life, gets extremely populated and crazed. It’s as though something in there is running all the time.” - From article: "Developing Creativity: Excitabilities – Our Teeming Brains" http://talentdevelop.com/1906/

 

 


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Powerful passage from text: "One study involving 700,000 adults and reported in the British Journal ofPsychiatry indicated that former straight-A students were four times more likely to be “bipolar” (or “manic-depressive”) than their peers. In another study individuals who scored the highest on tests for “mathematical reasoning” were at a 12-times greater risk for “contracting bipolar disorder.”"

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