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Nurture creativity with play

Posted on: December 29, 2017

This tweet claims that the person in the photo is futuristic. He is not.

Some might say that he is innovative. He might be if you consider “being innovative” to be “creativity in action”.

If necessity is the mother of invention, then creativity is the father.
I have a simpler notion. The “innovation” was born of necessity and required a bit of creative thinking.

The “innovator” simply used what he literally had on hand: His cap, his phone, and the handrail on the seat of the bus. The person had a first world problem and he used is old noggin to devise a solution.

How to you teach this type of thinking?

You do not. You provide time and space for it.

You let students learn by play.

You help students catch this learning with challenging projects, nurtured passion, and meaningful peer-based collaboration. All these happen with difficult play or “hard fun”.


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Teachers can relearn how to do this by empathising with their students. Teachers need to play games to see why and how unstructured fun can lead to powerful learning opportunities.

How to see possibilities Open your eyes to read. Open your hands to try. Open your mind to new ideas. Open your heart to being a kid again.

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