Practicing Creativity

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2012_07_04_07_42_08My husband is away on a business trip. This unusual occurrence prompted some atypical behaviors in our house, including eating ‘breakfast for dinner’ (pancakes!) and me gorging on TED talks until way-too-late.  We miss Daddy, so these little breaks with reality were fun distractions.

I bring this up because it reminds me that breaking away from the expected, from what is supposed to happen, is not only fun but also useful to the point of being necessary. There is no achievement without creativity, and creativity thrives on unexpected turns and messy mistakes. We know this. But do we practice it regularly, as if our success depends on it?

It may be TED talking, but it’s clear to me that the educational enterprise as we know it is going away. This is a good thing if you see creativity as a crucial part of learning, as being paramount to living full…

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