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Deconstructing Learning Games: Good vs. Bad

Learning games have it rough. Non-learning games are designed around a single primary goal: player enjoyment. That can be challenging enough, but learning games have two primary goals: enjoyment plus learning. This can feel like a struggle. Often, it seems like learning and fun are diametrically opposed ideas, dooming learning…

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Why Creativity is Essential for Adults

There has always been a debate on who is more creative, children or adults. According to an expert in child brain development, the answer is what most of us expect – children are definitely more creative because they use about two-thirds of their brain in imaginative play. While we appreciate…

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8 Ways to Stimulate Creativity in Children

All that a child needs is fresh air and love and sunshine, they used to say. But these days, everybody knows that creativity is just about as essential. Some parents and teachers often make the mistake of assuming that some children are born creative. That’s not true because creativity is…

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What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

A panel of seven students attending schools that are part of the “deeper learning” movement gave their perspective on what it means for them to learn and how educators can work to create a school culture that fosters creativity, collaboration, trust, the ability to fail, and perhaps most importantly, one…

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You Can Enjoy Hard Things

I began my research by asking my son, “What inspires you to keep working, even when the work is difficult?” His quick reply was, “I keep working by choosing the most challenging thing I’ve had a lesson on.

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How Schools Kill Creativity

Being wrong is the new right. “We don’t grow into creativity, rather, we grow out of it.”

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Maria Montessorrie: The Lady Behind Montessorrie System of Education

Montessori stood out not just because of her gender, but because she was actually intent on mastering the subject matter. She won a series of scholarships at medical school which, together with the money she earned through private tuition, enabled her to pay for most of her medical education. Her…

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Sir Ken Robinson: The Man Who Asserts Schools Kill Creatvity

Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business. He is also one of the world’s leading speakers on these topics, with a profound impact on audiences everywhere. The videos of his famous 2006 and 2010…