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Chief Curiosity Officers

Chief Curiosity Officers

We know most of your teaching days are already packed with full to-do lists. When you look closely at what’s on your list, do you find that some items are stand-alone items and some are pieces or parts of much larger projects or problems. Isn’t this exactly what it...

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Atlanta Educators Go Creative

Atlanta Educators Go Creative

There’s nothing more rewarding than working with a group of educators excited and motivated to bring creativity into the lives of their students. When we returned from our second session with Atlanta Public Schools Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) elementary...

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It’s a Sign: Opening the Doors of Perception

It’s a Sign: Opening the Doors of Perception

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a . . . ? Nature gives us glorious creative visions with the coming of each season. Spring is an especially enchanting display of objects that catch our eye and capture our imaginations. We took this inspiring photo as we walked through...

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Screwdrivers to Magic Carpet Rides

Screwdrivers to Magic Carpet Rides

Originally published in Innovate! Issue 5 March/April 2019 Grandpa was in the garage working on building a dollhouse when eight-year-old granddaughter Ella walked in and asked, “Can I help?” “Sure,” he replied. “Why don’t you hand me a screwdriver?” She paused for a...

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“SAMTSIRHC”:  A Creative Relaxing Holiday

“SAMTSIRHC”: A Creative Relaxing Holiday

For many of us, childhood memories of Christmas, or any of the seasonal or cultural holiday celebrations, are fondly remembered as magical and carefree times. As adults, we’ve noticed taking on all the “getting ready” can sometimes fill up those memories spaces with...

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Going Rogue:  Creative Genius is Born

Going Rogue: Creative Genius is Born

“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 George Lucas has always gone rogue. It started with his “lack of enthusiasm” for traditional school experiences. He describes...

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Magical Monster Makers

Magical Monster Makers

Holidays bring out creativity all around us no matter what the season or reason. This certainly came to mind when we first saw this garage “monster face.” Our first thoughts were, “Wow, cool! Wish we had thought of that.” Our next thought was, “Hmmmm.” Then we...

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OOPS – A Yummy Mistake

OOPS – A Yummy Mistake

Did you know October is National Cookie Month? It’s one of our favorites, and we’re guessing it might be one of yours. Come to think of it, every month should be National Cookie Month Numerous surveys reveal (not surprisingly) Americans prefer chocolate chip cookies...

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Born or Made: You Decide

Born or Made: You Decide

Have you ever pondered, “Are the curious and creative born or made?” Do you subscribe to the myth that creativity is “done” by “creative types?” Perhaps over the years you have said, “I am not that sort of person” or “Well, I’m really not that creative.” These...

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