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what creativity is and what it isn’t

Recently Dave Conrey and I had a conversation about the state of creativity and education. And during the conversation I shared that one key piece to the puzzle is you… parents…. adults..

as a parent you have great influence over what happens at your child’s school, but also what happens at home.

in order to embrace and foster creative development we can’t put all of our focus on one age group. creativity needs to be addressed from both ends.

meaning adults need to understand and embrace creativity  in order for an environment to exist where children can do so as well.

children are naturally creative, but lose that fire because too many adults view creativity as frivolous- as something only worth being a hobby- and a sure fire way for their child to never move out.

this mindset creates a cycle of adults passing their misunderstandings and fears about creativity onto the younger generation.

it’s time to break the cycle

and the first step is understanding what creativity is and what it is not

creativity is important


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 Out of our Minds; Learning to Be Creative : Ken Robinson

The Element: Ken Robinson

The Rise of the Creative Class: Richard Florida

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  1. Dave Conrey
    February 3, 2014

    That’s a manifesto right there. The future looks very bright indeed.

  2. Desiree East
    February 13, 2014

    Hi Amber, great article! I love how you address that it is equally important for adults at home to incorporate creativity into their children’s lives. Not only is it a fun way to bond, it allows both the kids and adults to exercise their creativity and use that energy to enhance and come up with solutions in other areas of their lives!

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