Creativity and Curriculum: What Do We Teach?

Creativity and Curriculum: What Do We Teach?

“I don’t have time to think about creativity. Look at the amount of curriculum I have to cover this year. No time for anything else!” Ever felt like that? I suspect most teachers have. Fortunately, it is not an either-or choice. Really, it’s not. Creativity is not something extra to be pulled out late Friday … Continue reading

The Power of Play: We Need It Now

The Power of Play: We Need It Now

When I look back at the times I’ve written about play (for example here, and here), it seems I come back to that theme when life gets hard. Life feels hard in the U.S. this week. When my parents and grandparents told me stories of World War II, I never imagined I’d see torch-bearing Nazis … Continue reading

Creativity and Talent Development: The Beginning

Creativity and Talent Development: The Beginning

Toddlers are the most curious of beings. I’ve been spending time lately with a young girl who spent her first nine months in the hospital and several additional months tethered to a respirator. Now she is two. She still has health issues and breathes through a trach tube in her neck, making it difficult for … Continue reading

Travel, Creativity, and Challenging Days

Travel, Creativity, and Challenging Days

What would you do if you wanted to decorate a new restaurant or bar? Where would you go for inspiration or materials? In Budapest, you might look to Szimpla Kert, the original “ruin bar.” While ruin bars are a phenomenon, Szimpla Kert was the first. One website described the interior as “look[ing] as though it … Continue reading