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Creativity Killers 3: Competition and the Progress Principle

Creativity Killers 3: Competition and the Progress Principle

Today I’d like to continue my comments on the so-called “Creativity Killers,” common classroom routines whose negative influences can loom unseen over our classrooms. If you recall, Amabile and her colleagues have worked for years to study the relationship between intrinsic motivation and creativity. In her early work she identified several practices as “Creativity Killers” … Continue reading

Creativity in the News: Creativity Indexes

Creativity in the News: Creativity Indexes

This is an fascinating moment for those of us who are interested in creativity. Creativity has caught the public eye, and individuals from teachers to politicians are sharing concerns that our test-focused education is choking the creativity out of our schools. As a result, news about creativity is popping up in unexpected places. In July … Continue reading