But what if I could go in and improve the soil? Turns out, curiosity is great fertilizer. For your mind, that is. Not your grass.
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The Box Rules
Seeing past what we already know, or how we already do things, is one of our biggest barriers to creativity. We can’t unlearn what we have a
Why Your Students Just Copy The Example, and What to Do About It
Teachers are innate helpers. It’s part of their character. From the time they enrolled in college, with designs on being Jaime Escalante…
Why Improv Teams Practice
So why, then, do improv teams have practice and rehearsals, and what can we learn from them to help with our own creative behavior?
What are you putting up with, that you don’t know you don’t have to?
The Creativity Formula, if implemented and promoted, will help to uncover those unknown annoyances, boosting the productivity, happiness…
Why You Should Develop a Creative Mindset
That’s the difference between a “positive attitude” and an “athletic attitude.” A positive attitude is, “This is great, I can do it!” An ath
The three reasons we do anything
Reasons number 1 and 2 are work. Reason number 3 is labor.
For schools: consider the notion that most school work is too much labor and no
The Third 1/3 Effect – Why Difficult Ideas are the Best
But, when I gave participants the chance to vote on their favorite ideas, almost all of their favorite ideas came from the third 1/3. Almost
BONUS Blog: The SCAMPER Technique
The SCAMPER technique is also useful in your workplace for finding new ideas! Watch a demo below of how to use SCAMPER.
How to avoid killing ideas before they become good
Ideas aren’t born fully-formed. One of the things I do as a creativity coach is teach people how not to kill ideas before they have a chance