Pump yourself up … with a question

http://www.danpink.com/pinkcast/pinkcast-1-9-pump-yourself-up-with-a-question/

Great video – Interrogative self-talk ask yourself the question – “Can you do this? And, if so, how?”


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Creative Work is Like Working Out

I really like this video both to show to teachers and to middle school students. I feel like it helps to debunk so many of the myths surrounding creativity. For more wonderfulness on creativity and life check out Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert https://explorecreatelearngrow.com/2017/04/30/235/

Innovative Academy Interview with Bo Adams

Loved the video interview above with Bo Adams. So many things he said struck a cord with me and what I want to do as we move forward.

START WITH QUESTIONS
“Questions are the waypoint on the path to wisdom.”
from Grant Lichtman’s book The Falconer

CLAIMING A SPACE & TIME
Claiming a space and a time for R&D around innovation in PreK-12.

BEHAVIORS
“We are really looking for behaviors that lay at the heart of innovation and creativity.”
Behaviors from the Innovator’s DNA – Observe, Question, Experiment, Network, and Associate

MAKING & CREATING
Making and creating for a purpose. This allows agency – a feeling of “yes, I can make my ideas a reality and they matter.

LINKS
Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation http://www.mvifi.org/
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School https://www.mountvernonschool.org/page
Twitter – @MVPSchool, @MVIFI, @boadams1
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