Flexible thinking is an important part of creativity. It means we can shift our perspective and think about something in a completely different way. This serves us when we are learning complex concepts and when we are problem solving.Read More
There are two distinct thinking modes—divergent and convergent—that help us to problem solve successfully and creatively. We can use them in classrooms every day, but we often don’t! These two thinking modes are a dynamic duo - we need them both, and they each have their own time to shine.Read More
What risks have you taken lately in your classroom? Are you more likely to see risks as reckless or worthwhile?
In Beautiful Risks: Having the Courage to Teach and Learn Creatively, Dr. Ron Beghetto describes how we can look at, and think about, risk-taking in our classrooms so as to minimize the hazards and optimize the benefits.Read More