Tagged with New York Times

March Madness and the Jabberwocky

March Madness and the Jabberwocky

I’ll admit, I’m one of those boring people who don’t have a bracket, have no clue which teams are doing well, and really don’t care (OK, except for the UConn women—a person has to have some loyalties!) To me, “bracketology” sounds like a medical specialty, but I know to many students, it is a March … Continue reading

Out of the Box

Out of the Box

How could I not pass this along? Last weekend’s New York Times published an op-ed piece by Suntae Kim, Evan Polman and Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks describing research in which they asked young adults to solve creative problems while sitting either inside or outside a box. Yes, an actual box. Titled When Truisms Are True, the article … Continue reading

Room for Debate

Room for Debate

Today I want to talk about flexible thinking, looking at a situation from many perspectives–and doing it through vehicles that may not immediately spring to mind when you think about creativity:  editorials, debate, and The New York Times. Sometimes teachers (and others) think about critical and creative thinking as opposites—two sides of a coin. This … Continue reading