I read a lot of different things at
once with little bits and pieces stick in my memory and for the most
part mush together forming new ideas but lately one theme has stuck in
my head CREATIVITY.
I typically think, "I wish I was
more creative," and am in awe of those I deem as having creative
talents. Then I began reading Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess and my thought process is changing.
rarely about natural brilliance or innate genius...creativity results
from properly directed attention, laser-like focus, relentless effort,
and hard work." Dave Burgess - Teach Like a Pirate
Follow hashtag #tlap on twitter if you would like to see what other educators have to say about Teach Like a Pirate.
You can follow Dave Burgess directly on twitter @burgessdave or subscribe to Teach Like a Pirate Daily Newsleter.
Sir Ken Robbins' TED Talk on Collaboration and Creativity is another one of my personal favorite creativity pep talks.
I am making a pledge to remind myself and those around me that creativity can be nurtured or found within anyone and I will never again use the EXCUSE that I am just not creative. I WILL WORK RELENTLESSLY to encourage creativity.
What can or have you done recently to foster creativity within yourself or other?