There is growing evidence we are experiencing a “creativity crisis.”  On the one hand, most people agree that creativity is essential for the future success of the human race.  On the other hand, we know children’s creativity scores have been declining since 1990.  The Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking have been measuring childhood creativity for […]

We all know her. She is the “it girl” in a sea of sameness. There isn’t a conversation on the playground that doesn’t include the phrases, “you’ll never believe what Rebecca did at our house,” and “the twins just love her and they’ve never loved anyone before.” And then there’s the ubiquitous, “I was at […]

Creativity is cool. Simply put. It’s a special human trait that allows us to create, problem solve and discover. It’s something that we all possess and use differently. It exists deep within us. We have the option to uncover it, as though it were a natural resource buried inside our bodies. Some of us use […]

Image from: Why People (Incorrectly) Think They Are Not Creative http://onforb.es/1nTLLYL. The article, “Why People (Incorrectly) Think They Are Not Creative” reminds us how in order to reach the type of creativity desired, we must put in the time to develop and become an expert in our craft. “Craft is how to do stuff. It is the […]

New study makes it clear what growth in standardized test performance doesn’t buy us: cognitive ability. Amy Finn, John Gabrieli, and colleagues at MIT, Brown, and Harvard looked at standardized test scores (Math and English language arts) and cognitive ability (working memory, processing speed, and abstract reasoning) among nearly 1,400 8th graders attending traditional, exam, and […]

STEAM is gaining, well, steam as a curriculum, even on Sesame Street. The 43rd season of Sesame Street integrates art and design in to its existing STEM content with the goal of illustrating how art and design can be used to solve real-world problems. The Atlantic takes a look at this growing movement. Read more […]

Actor and Executive Producer Omar Epps sits down with Janet from HuffPost Live to talk about the importance of arts in schools. Omar is also on the board of an organization called the Creative Coalition which is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan social and political advocacy organization of the entertainment industry. Founded in 1989 by prominent figures in the creative community, including […]

We found this great video that shows the possibilities are endless when one doesn’t need the right answer: http://youtu.be/9TskeE43Q1M

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