Archive for month: June, 2017

5 simple ways to stay creative when you’re off from school

Who invented the popsicle? Why is ketchup so hard to pour? Is binge watching bad for you? Now is the perfect time to explore the questions that spark your creativity. Here are 5 more ways to stay inspired: 1. Design your [...]

How to lead a brainstorm

Brainstorming was invented in the 1930s as a practical idea-generation technique for regular use by “creatives” within the ad agency BBDO. The skill began to gain a wider audience in 1942, when Alex Osborn — the “O” in BBDO — [...]

5 practical ways to keep your creative resolutions

The Oxford English Dictionary defines creativity as “the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness.” How will you exercise your creativity this year? To keep your creative resolutions, try these 5 process-oriented tips: 1. Choose a goal [...]

15 inspiring quotes chosen by teachers, for teachers

“Motivation, creativity and freedom are my most powerful educational tools,” says Cyprus teacher Evanthia Poyiatzi. To sharpen your motivation, creativity and freedom this week, read (and share!) the 15 inspiring ideas and quotes below — handpicked for you by Evanthia [...]

One of our animators takes on Inktober

Each October, artists around the globe commit to doing 31 ink drawings in 31 days. This daily creative challenge, known as Inktober, has 4 rules: Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want). Post it [...]

10 ways to teach creativity in the classroom

Education expert Sir Ken Robinson notes that in the factories of the 20th century, creativity was not valued. Yet in the startups of the 21st century, it’s critical for success. What can teachers do — right now — to prepare [...]

Happy Inventors’ Day, America!

American society often tells restless kids to do two very different things at the same time. Go change the world — but do it in a way that makes us comfortable. Question authority — as long as “authority” lives somewhere [...]