"I'm not much of a math and science guy. I spent most of my time in school daydreaming and managed to turn it into a living." - George Lucas

Creativity, creative thinking, and problem solving can be simple or fun, but they are also serious, rigorous thinking processes.

The Most Important Thing

  • Understanding & accepting creative behaviors is vital to the growth of creativity.
  • School and home environments can be designed to incite creativity.
  • All creative endeavors include a major dose of "going rogue."

What If?

Dr. John Dacey states the “what if” activity “is a great way to encourage a laid-back, nonjudgmental approach to open-ended thinking.”

Perhaps the most important question even uttered by humans is “What if?” Take a moment and think about what our world would be like without the provocations of “What if” questioning?

We are all familiar with the following afterschool refrain: “What did you do in school today?”  “Nothin’.” Ready to get more dendrites involved? Give these a try:

  • What did you wonder about today?
  • What did you consider today?
  • What do you predict might happen tomorrow?
  • How have you stretched your brain today?
  • What confused you today?
  • What did you challenge today?
  • What did you question today?

Research shows that the typical teacher asks 300 - 400 questions during the school day. Most of these questions are “low level”, requiring the students to focus on the memorization and recall of facts.

What if

  • this was reversed and students were asking the greater number of questions?
  • all low-level questions were done with APPS & other Augmented Intelligence devices
  • more time was allotted for “What if” discussions?
  • we all had six fingers?

Creativity = Creative Thinking + Critical Thinking + Creative Productivity!