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Creativity Articles

For Doctors, Delving Deeper as a Way to Avoid Burnout

For Doctors, Delving Deeper as a Way to Avoid Burnout By Siddhartha Mukherjee The New York Times The anatomy laboratory was always freezing. This was our first course as medical students, and we had split ourselves into groups — four students to every cluster. Each of us carried a copy of “Netter’s Anatomy”; by the […]

For Doctors, Delving Deeper as a Way to Avoid Burnout By Siddhartha Mukherjee The New York Times The anatomy laboratory was always freezing. This was our first course as medical students,...
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In Praise of Mediocrity: The pursuit of excellence has infiltrated and corrupted the world of leisure

In Praise of Mediocrity: The pursuit of excellence has infiltrated and corrupted the world of leisure By Tim Wu The New York Times I’m a little surprised by how many people tell me they have no hobbies. It may seem a small thing, but — at the risk of sounding grandiose — I see it […]

In Praise of Mediocrity: The pursuit of excellence has infiltrated and corrupted the world of leisure By Tim Wu The New York Times I'm a little surprised by how many people tell me they have...
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‘Don’t be afraid to make mistakes’: 11 ways to be more creative

‘Don’t be afraid to make mistakes’: 11 ways to be more creative The Guardian Lauren Child, children’s author and illustrator There is something about movement that is very good for allowing my brain to go into free flow. I’m quite good at having thoughts when I’m driving or cycling or walking. I think you go […]

'Don't be afraid to make mistakes': 11 ways to be more creative The Guardian Lauren Child, children's author and illustrator There is something about movement that is very good for...
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Connected Letters, Connected Thinking: How Cursive Writing Helps Us Learn

Connected Letters, Connected Thinking: How Cursive Writing Helps Us Learn By Judy Packhem, M. Ed. Landmark 360 Cursive writing is an endangered species these days. Left out of the Common Core State Standards, cursive is now seen as inconsequential, and even obsolete, by some in the education community. This is distressing to me, and it […]

Connected Letters, Connected Thinking: How Cursive Writing Helps Us Learn By Judy Packhem, M. Ed. Landmark 360 Cursive writing is an endangered species these days. Left out of the Common...
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The Creativity Workshop: My Reflections

The Creativity Workshop: My Reflections by K. Renae P., Fund for Teachers fellow Never listen to the naysayers. Smile at them and go tenaciously on your way and make your life happen! –Shelley Berc. The one thing I can say about The Creativity Workshop is that it was everything and nothing I imagined. It has […]

The Creativity Workshop: My Reflections by K. Renae P., Fund for Teachers fellow Never listen to the naysayers. Smile at them and go tenaciously on your way and make your life happen!...
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How to unlock writer’s block

How to unlock writer’s block By LaDonna Witmer, Creativity Workshop past participant The blank page of paper, staring back at you. The blinking cursor on the screen, waiting, waiting, waiting. When you first sit down to write, all that empty space can be intimidating — it is for me, and I write for a living. Although I’m […]

How to unlock writer's block By LaDonna Witmer, Creativity Workshop past participant The blank page of paper, staring back at you. The blinking cursor on the screen, waiting, waiting,...
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My Experience at the Creativity Workshop, NYC

My Experience at the Creativity Workshop, NYC By Dan Erickson, on his blog danerickson.net I recently went to New York City for a four-day creativity workshop. It was a wonderful experience. You might wonder why someone as creative as I am would go to a workshop on creativity. Let me explain: First, it’s never a […]

My Experience at the Creativity Workshop, NYC By Dan Erickson, on his blog danerickson.net I recently went to New York City for a four-day creativity workshop. It was a wonderful experience....
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We are born creative geniuses and the education system dumbs us down, according to NASA scientists

By Coert Engels

We are born creative geniuses and the education system dumbs us down, according to NASA scientists By Coert Engels Our natural creative genius is stifled from the time we are born. At...
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Does Having a Day Job Mean Making Better Art?

By Katy Waldman

Does Having a Day Job Mean Making Better Art? By Katy Waldman ONCE UPON A time, artists had jobs. And not “advising the Library of Congress on its newest Verdi acquisition” jobs, but job...
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Creativity quotes

Creativity Quotes

Creativity quotes “Don’t give up on books. They feel so good – their friendly heft. The sweet reluctance of their pages when you turn them with your sensitive fingertips. A large part...
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Tamir Greenberg
Tamir Greenberg, Award Winning Poet and Playwright, Tel Aviv, Israel
“The Creativity Workshop in New York went beyond my expectations both times I took it. It really helped me to listen to my instincts and emotions ag...
Patricia Lancaster
Ph.D. Dean Emerita of the Hamilton Holt School and Professor Emerita of French, Rollins College, FL
“A perfect blend of relaxation and stimulation. The assignments fostered discovery and creativity, yet left us plenty of time to enjoy the wonders o...