Tagged with ten minute lessons

Why Does Popcorn Jump?

Why Does Popcorn Jump?

For me, it started with popcorn. I discovered The New York Times ScienceTake video explaining the physics behind the glorious dance of the popcorn kernel, and I was entranced. Sadly, I can’t manage to get the video to embed, so you are going to have to Click here to see it. I know, it’s annoying. … Continue reading

Music and Your Brain: 10-Minute Lesson

Music and Your Brain: 10-Minute Lesson

If I want fireworks in my brain, I’d better get back to practicing. That’s the message of a TedEd video by Anita Collins and Sharon Colman Graham, recently featured on National Public Radio. Take a look. I’ve said repeatedly that creativity ≠ the arts, because too many people assume that if they can’t draw realistically … Continue reading

Ideas are Scary: A Ten Minute Lesson

Ideas are Scary: A Ten Minute Lesson

It isn’t often I recommend that classes (or families) watch a commercial, but for this one I’ll make an exception.  Take a look.  General Electric (which is barely mentioned) lives up to its slogan “Imagination at Work.” What a great way to start a conversation about innovation, risk taking, and the kind of atmosphere we … Continue reading

Time for Creativity?

Time for Creativity?

How much time does it take to be creative? Is ten seconds enough? Ten minutes? This short video, from Café Communications, looks at what happens when students are given a bit more time for creative tasks. Take a look. It made me think, how many times do we do that with students? “It’s time for … Continue reading

10-Minute Lesson: Secret Nanas

10-Minute Lesson: Secret Nanas

In the busy moments of the holiday season–or any season for that matter–it is helpful to have a quick lesson to pull out in the 10 minutes before lunch. In one of those times you might want to pull out the story of the secret Nanas. It provides inspiration for both generosity and creativity–both particularly … Continue reading