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Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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Stop Killing Your Creativity - Here Are 5 Culprits

Stop Killing Your Creativity - Here Are 5 Culprits | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

“ ou’re in the boardroom with your team, everyone is brainstorming ideas, and the whiteboard is turning into a work of erasable-marker art. But you’re reluctant to add creative input, even in a space designed to be free from judgment.”


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In a day and age of more connectivity, is it not surprising that isolation appears on this list?

 

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Chris Wejr's curator insight, April 14, 9:35 AM

Although this is about business, there are some key links to some hurdles to overcome in our schools.

Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, April 22, 2:53 PM

#Mindfulness on the other hand as well as regular pauses, boost #creativity and #innovation!

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The Creativity Mindset

The Creativity Mindset | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
I absolutely love all of the emphasis on mindsets these days. There are growth mindsets (which I discuss in The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop) and maker mindsets (which I discuss...

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Philosophers such as Gadamer have written about Bildung which incorporates these characteristics as projects of self-renewal.

 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 20, 5:25 PM

We often hear of growth mindset and fixed mindset. Is there also a creative mindset? Jackie Gerstein suggests that there is a creative mindset in this post. Why? If a mindset is defined as "ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation"  there is a list of "ideas and attitudes" that may be part of a creative mindset. The visual above provides Gerstein's list of some items she considers important for a creative mindset. The list is also below.

* Believes in one's own creativity

* Embraces curiosity

* Suspends judgement - silences the inner critic

* Tolerates ambiguity

* Persists even when confronted with skepticism and rejection

* Taps into childlike imagination; a child's sense of wonder

Each of these is described in more detail and links to additional resources are provided. There is also a short discussion conditions necessary to facilitate creative mindset in a classroom.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, March 21, 11:26 AM
Thanks, Beth Dichter. I find the mindsets very understandable and appealing, much like the science habits of mind.
SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, April 6, 11:48 AM

We must stop educating students out of their creativity and foster an environment that celebrates the creative genius of the students entrusted to our care.

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Abracadabra! Put the Magic in Teaching - Brilliant or Insane

Abracadabra! Put the Magic in Teaching - Brilliant or Insane | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Who cares about high stakes testing? We want to put the magic in teaching.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , The Rice Process
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Putting the magic back in teaching suggest a need for teachers to find their voice. Teaching is a calling and, when we are so busy we cannot pause and reflect for a moment, we do not hear the call.

 

 

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 18, 10:36 PM

I love that this article encourages teachers to take a moment with their students and have some creative fun. 

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5 ways to boost creativity in your class

5 ways to boost creativity in your class | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Suvi Salo
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Praise great questions over great answers.

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Creativity in Gifted Children - Definition and Traits

Creativity in Gifted Children - Definition and Traits | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Most of us, when we think of creativity, think of art, music and writing, and encourage our children in those areas. But creativity is much more than that.

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Sir Ken Robinson has addressed the way creativity, in the form of divergent thinking, declines after kindergarten. This is especially true for gifted students who challenge and disrupt in stepping outside the box. One aspect of creativity that is not easily embraced in School is that it is disruptive.

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Next Stop - The Underground Creative - Follow the Signs

Next Stop - The Underground Creative - Follow the Signs | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A personal project can transform into a substantial creative career. But we might not all get stopped by the cops for being a bit too authentic.

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It sounds like fun.

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'Genius hour': Students, what would you like to learn today?

Some schools are building in time for students to work on passion projects -- an idea inspired by Google's 20% time.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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I think this is workable. As a teacher, I asked students what they wanted to learn and worked with them to connect their ideas to the curricula.

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12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People

12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Kim Phillips shares the 12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People.

 

Ever wonder what makes those wacky, creative types tick? How is it that some people seem to come up with all kinds of interesting, original work while the rest of us trudge along in our daily routines?

 

Creative people are different because they operate a little differently.

 


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I don't like rules. I take risks. I collaborate, which means I believe that new ideas are contested and negotiated otherwise I won't show up.

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K'Ailene M. McGlothen's curator insight, February 3, 2014 2:13 PM

Interesting article celebrating the unique traits of creative people.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 4, 2014 11:33 AM

good list!

Sharla Shults's curator insight, February 22, 2014 8:47 PM

The soul of creativity is...imagination!

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Developing Creativity: Fear Is Not A Disease | TalentDevelop

Developing Creativity: Fear Is Not A Disease | TalentDevelop | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

"As children, fear is a natural part of our lives, but as adults we view fear as a disease. It’s not a disease." - Psychologist Robert Maurer //

 

“Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.” James Thurber  //

 

Ben Stiller stars in and directs a movie version of Thurber’s famous story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and comments, “At a certain point, you want to be taking chances. That’s when you’re having the most vital experiences.”

 

 


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Without fear, we are not moving forward into new and uncharted waters.

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Creativity in Education - Why is Creativity Important in Education? on Adobe TV

Creativity in Education - Why is Creativity Important in Education? on Adobe TV | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A conversation with Sir Ken Robinson, Author and Creativity Expert.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Rose Garofano
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Sir Ken has it figured out.

 

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, June 11, 2013 7:58 AM

Terrific ideas about why teaching creativity is imperative, and why schools are not currently set up to teach it. Short video (<3 min.)

Sue Osborne's curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:00 PM

Always interesting to listen to Sir Ken. Always.

Francis Gilbert's curator insight, June 30, 2014 4:41 AM

Informative interview with the ultimate creativity guru. Well made too,

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The Science (and Practice) of Creativity

The Science (and Practice) of Creativity | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
"Creativity isn't about music and art; it is an attitude to life, one that everybody needs," wrote the University of Winchester's Professor Guy Claxton in the lead-up to the 2014 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) dedicated to creativity and education. "It is a composite of habits of mind which include curiosity, skepticism, imagination, determination, craftsmanship, collaboration, and self-evaluation."

Sounds like the perfect skill set for equipping young people to navigate an increasingly complex and unpredictable world. Encouragingly, there's plenty of evidence -- from both research and practice -- that most of the above can be taught in the classroom. In fact, innovation and education experts agree that creativity can fit perfectly into any learning system.

But before it can be incorporated broadly in curriculum, it must first be understood.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Creativity

 


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Creativity fosters teaching and learning.

 

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 30, 12:14 PM

Creativity must be cultivated in our schools.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, March 31, 6:02 PM

Creativity has always been what has set America apart from other nations.  The ability of our population to imagine new solutions to everyday problems and create innovations has kept America as a world leader and given us the economic advantage.  many nations have looked at our education system and wondered how they could nurture this ability in their children.  As a gifted educator, teaching creativity has always been our focus.  Unfortunately, in these days of standardized testing, which lead to standardized curriculum and schools, we are losing our creative advantage.  Creativity is a key for ALL our children.  our children enter school with an active imagination and a natural ability for creative thinking.  We must understand creativity and how we can nurture it in our classrooms and schools. 

Ann-Lois Edström's curator insight, April 7, 12:56 PM

Understanding the creative process and creating a creative atmosphere conducive to learning is crucial

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Over-testing kids is not the answer: Here’s how we really spark creativity

Over-testing kids is not the answer: Here’s how we really spark creativity | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Too often we squelch curiosity in favor of tests, compliance and discipline. Education doesn't have to be that way

Via Creativity For Life, Luciana Viter
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According to Ken Robinson, from kindergarten on creativity declines. Children arrive in the world with natural curiosity and wonder. Teaching is about helping nurture the flame rather than extinguishing it.

 

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Educational Leadership: Fundamentals of Creativity

Educational Leadership: Fundamentals of Creativity | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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The article tries to answer some questions about creativity including what it is. There are still many questions but that is part of creativity.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 25, 2013 2:58 PM

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 

shimrit cohen barabi's curator insight, December 4, 2014 10:18 AM

The goal of this article is to explain five fundamental insights that can guide and support educators as they endeavor to integrate student creativity into the everyday curriculum:

1) creativity takes more than originality.

2)There are different levels of creativity.

3)Contaxt matters.

4)Creativity comes at a cost.

5) Theres a time and a place for creativity.

In conclusion,  the ariter saying: "As parents, educators, and creativity researchers, we are encouraged by the increased attention being paid to creativity and the recognition that it has a role to play in schools and classrooms. It's essential, however, that education leaders develop a thorough understanding of creativity and that they take the time and care necessary to ensure that the benefits of creativity are realized in schools and classrooms".

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Creativity Takes More Than Originality
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Breaks Are Good For Business

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Leadership- you must talk the walk. There are big benefits to structured breaks. Employees refresh and recharge, they're more creative, focussed & engaged.

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Breaks are healthy. It is actually on breaks from "real work" that many breakthroughs happen. Students benefit from these when done well.

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The Philosophy of Creativity

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

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Perhaps reading the book, would reveal the work of John Dewey and Hans-Georg Gadamer. Their work is central to the 20th Century philosophy of creativity.

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The End of Leadership--at Least As We Know It!

The End of Leadership--at Least As We Know It! | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

America is currently facing a crisis of leadership in business and in government. Yet at the same time – participation in leadership seminars and programs has never been higher. The leadership industry, with many of  its roots in America, is now a $50 billion industry. 

 

Kellerman explains that the current state of leadership is no better understood or produced than it was 40 years ago and that followers are becoming more and more disenchanted by those who are leading them.

 

Though the leadership industry thrives, leadership in practice is declining in performance.

 

 

 


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Leadership has been changing for some time, but not uniformly. It is not readily evident in education that hierarchy is a thing of the past. What this means is that we are educating children and youth in a model that theorists think is passe. No wonder we have a crisis. Practice and theory are not separate, they are fused.

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John Ludike's curator insight, March 29, 2014 3:43 AM

Hence the trend being many organisations and practitioners not endorsing American based approaches and either creating their own locally as well as those of Europe, Asia and Middle East many of which are currently producing better economic outcomes.

Deborah Verran's comment, March 29, 2014 6:13 PM
Leadership is not just about having ability it is all about demonstrating that ability in practice i.e. standing up & accepting both responsibility & accountability
Gust MEES's comment, March 29, 2014 6:40 PM
Hi Deborah Verran, I agree by 100%! Have a great day :)
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Ken Robinson On The Principles Of Creative Leadership | Fast Company

Ken Robinson On The Principles Of Creative Leadership | Fast Company | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Ken Robinson On The Principles Of Creative Leadership http://zite.to/nhO0Hg via @zite...


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I recall being told by an administrator that the message Sir Ken was putting forward was that digital technologies were the way of the future. I watched videos and read books, but never came to that conclusion. It is part of the tool kit 21st Century learners will need, but not the only one.

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Presentation & Motivation Zen: Sir Ken Robinson Gives Best Talk Yet, TED & Education

Presentation & Motivation Zen: Sir Ken Robinson Gives Best Talk Yet, TED & Education | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Creativity and education expert Sir Ken Robinson delivered two amazingly popular TED Talks prior to his newest, and what could be his best to date in 2013.

 

Excerpted from a Garr Reynolds post:

 

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Good presentation is a balance of information, persuasion, and inspiration... [to] light a spark and point the way.

     

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His first talk http://bit.ly/1fjhkH6 —presented sans multimedia in the true Sir Ken Robinson style — was made in 2006 and is the most viewed TED talk of all time.

 

His follow-up talk given in 2010 http://bit.ly/1f6zZp2 also has been downloaded millions of times.

 

I have seen Sir Ken speak many times and he is always inspiring and engaging, but his latest TED talk, http://bit.ly/IEXH0Q presented at TED Talks Education in April of this year, is my favorite yet.

Good presentation is a balance of information, persuasion, and inspirationPresentations related to leadership must necessarily light a spark and point the way

  

Sir Ken does not scream or jump up and down but he nonetheless ignites, provokes, and inspires his live audience, and anyone else who cares to listen to his presentation on line, in a meaningful and memorable way.

 

Millions of people have seen his latest talk, but just in case you have not, please set aside about 20 minutes to watch this outstanding, short TED talk."

 


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Sir Ken is always a good listen and viewing.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 25, 2013 3:27 PM

Sir Ken certainly has a lot to say about education. It is important to listen to voices that challenge you. 

simondcollins's curator insight, January 20, 2014 6:11 AM

The brilliant Sir Ken Robinson.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 22, 2014 5:57 PM

Fabulous presenter making some excellent points about education.

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Robert Fisher Teaching Thinking homepage

This article explores what metacognition is, why it is important and how it develops in children. It argues that teachers need to help children develop metacognitive awareness, and identifies the factors which enhance metacognitive development. Metacognitive thinking is a key element in the transfer of learning. The child's development of metacognitive skills is defined as meta-learning. Meta-teaching strategies can help mediate the metacognitive skills of children, help to stimilate children's metacognitive thinking. The article draws upon reserch currently being undertaken in London schools on raising achievement in thinking and learning through developing the metacognition of children as learners in schools.

 


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How To Be More Creative [Infographic]

How To Be More Creative [Infographic] | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
If you have ever found yourself in a moment of stagnation which resulted in you not even getting close to being creative, you know how frustrating it can b

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We can all be creative. We need education that allows it to flourish.

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