“Yes and…” The Open Doorway to Creativity

How can two little words from an open doorway? Think about it this way – how many times have you been brought up short in your life with the phrase “Yes, but?” Children hear this phrase everyday. While it seems like harmless words, the meaning behind them is very clear. Don’t be creative, Don’t dream, Don’t question. . . . → Read More: “Yes and…” The Open Doorway to Creativity

Great Expectations

One of the biggest problems with a word like “expectations” is it falls into the same nebulous category as dreams. Only if expectations are developed and stated with conviction do they become less of an idea and more concrete – much in the same way a dream with applied strategies and planning become goals. . . . → Read More: Great Expectations

Electrifying! Hands-on Science for Kids

As you know, I am a big fan of TED talks and when I saw the below TED Talk with AnnMarie Thomas – the director of the UST Design laboratory at the University of St. Thomas, I couldn’t wait to share. . . . → Read More: Electrifying! Hands-on Science for Kids

Sir Ken Robinson – Creativity Expert

Sir Ken Robinson is a professor, author and expert on creativity. Sir? Yes, he has even been knighted for his efforts! Ken Robinson champions creativity and calls for a radical rethinking of our current school systems . . . → Read More: Sir Ken Robinson – Creativity Expert

What Adults Can Learn From Kids – Adora Svitak TED Talk

Adora is an articulate blogger, published author, national speaker, activist and educator – and she is only 12 years old. . . . → Read More: What Adults Can Learn From Kids – Adora Svitak TED Talk

Creative Kids and the Human Spirit

Born without shinbones, Aimee Mullins had her legs amputated below the knee when she was 1-year old. Through her amazing persistence and incredible spirit she went on to become an actress, model, athlete, and speaker. . . . → Read More: Creative Kids and the Human Spirit