The 5 Best Toys of All Time. GeekDad of Wired Magazine highlights the top five items no kids should be without and that can fit into anyones budget. GeekDad/Wired. January 31, 2011. Jonathan Liu.
Lynda Barry Will Make You Believe In Yourself. Cartoonist Lynda Barry: "Narrative is so hard-wired into human beings that creativity can come as naturally to adults as it does to children." The New York Times. October 27, 2011. Dan Kois.
First the Children. There is a growing and unique role museums can play in reinventing K-12 education. And children's museums are well suited to lead the way. HuffingtonPost.com. June 14, 2011. John M. Eger.
Neuroscientists try to unlock the origins of creativity. "Dr. Vartanian, an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, says he and others are getting closer to understanding the mechanisms involved in different kinds of creativity." Globe & Mail. January 28, 2010. Anne McIroy.
The Decline of Creativity in the United States. Interview with Kyung Hee Kim, an associate professor of educational psychology at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Kim had performed analyses of a creativity measure known as the Torrance test for almost 300,000 American adults and children. Her findings, that Americans’ creativity has plummeted in recent years, caught the attention of teachers and psychologists across the country. Encyclopedia Britannic Blog. October 18, 2010.
New Law Aims to Measure School Creativity. Public schools in Massachusetts will be ranked not only on how they perform on standardized tests but also on whether their respective curricula encourage students to think outside of the box. Daily Hampshire Gazette. August 18, 2010. Owen Boss.
Headstrong, Part II: The Creative Process. After recovering from a life altering brain tumor, Marian Salzman discusses how her perspective on how the brain works has changed. She now focuses on the use of creativity rather than the "automatic" tasks of running, walking and talking. The Huffington Post. July 21, 2010. Marian Salzman.
The Creativity Crisis. "For the first time, research shows that American creativity is declining. What went wrong—and how we can fix it". Newsweek, July 10, 2010, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. This article has also been discussed by Dean and Britta on Studio 360. July 23, 2010.
The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2010. "This year's 100 Most Creative People offers our own, idiosyncratic perspective on business". The selections reflect the breadth of news ideas and new pursuits at play in our business landscape. Fast Company, 2010
Creativity. Brockman and Russell summarize studies that have shown how creativity reduces stress, drop out rates and improves student motivation. University of Arizona. November 20, 2009. Michael S. Brockman and Stephen T. Russell.
The Creative Personality. "Creative individuals are remarkable for their ability to adapt to almost any situation and to make do with whatever is at hand to reach their goals". Psychology Today. October 14, 2008. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
Creativity in Young Children. Sara Gable helps parents understand how to encourage creativity through different mediums to children of all ages. University of Missouri. July 2000. Sara Gable.
Imagination at Work and Play. "Play generates joy and replenishes and revitalizes our human spirit. It clears the mental cobwebs that keep us from thinking clearly. Play frees us from worry and stress, relaxing the brain and making it easier to be more creative". Creativity at Work. Linda Naiman