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Unleashing Creativity

A few weeks ago, I ran across this graphic on All that Inspires Me, a Posterous site by Keith Stoekler (@keithstoekler).  What a great way to approach life! After all, I am… an artist who can not draw. an author who struggles to write. a photographer with limited vision. a blogger of average talent. But, I … Continue reading

Imagination is Morally Wrong: Lesson from Phineas and Ferb

I am not ashamed to admit that I enjoy watching Phineas and Ferb with my daughter. I have seen many episodes, enjoyed the humor, but rarely have I had any “a-ha” moments while watching the inventive pair of boys, their pet platypus and his evil genius nemesis – Dr. Doofenschmirtz. This changed over our holiday … Continue reading

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

A teacher shared this video with me this morning. I honestly don’t know very much about the program, but I was intrigued by the story of a teacher using a shared interest, hip-hop, to reach a group of students who were likely dismissed as a lost causes.  Growing up in rural Kansas, more than a … Continue reading

He Was Me (Video) – Free Your Inner Child

This morning, I ran across this video, entitled He Was Me, on YouTube. It was created by the Peter H. Reynolds (@peterhreynolds), the founder of FableVision.  I had the opportunity to hear Peter speak at this year’s ASCD Conference in San Francisco.  His message about the importance of encouraging creativity in our students resonated with … Continue reading

The Power of Passion

If you think you can make a difference – you can. As adults, is there any doubt that we are more attentive, more purposeful, and more driven when pursing our passions?  Countless industries have made their fortunes on this concept – developing toy’s, tools and services that allow us to pursue our interests with the … Continue reading