The answer is YES! Studies have shown that highly creative people are also highly intelligent but highly intelligent people are NOT always creative. This suggests that creativity is a higher form of intelligence. Why is this important? For teachers it is helpful in planning educational programs, curriculums, tests, activities, and classroom setting and for parents knowing this gives you an edge in all aspects of yours and your child’s life. Intelligence is measures by IQ tests and creativity is measured by the lesser known Torrence Test. It is generally held that one’s IQ tends to remain relatively stable over your lifespan. In 1932, the entire population of Scottish 11-year-olds (87, [...]
University of Pennsylvania Professor Adam Grant, one of today’s most influential management thinkers, shares the top six takeaways from his book “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World,” bringing his insights to life through amusing behavioral research and lively audience interaction. Grant explains why middle managers are notorious idea killers, why stress helps some rise to the occasion and how entrepreneurs and organizations can get what they want through unconventional means.
When you view everything, not just your physical space, but the people you talk to, the information you consume, the clothes you wear, and the food you eat as environments, you develop both a heightened sense of awareness and sensitivity to the impact of those environments. You become ruthless about upgrading the quality of those environments. Remember, if your environment is not growing and evolving as you grow and evolve, you will be living in a state of drag (low energy, resistance, slow movement) rather than in a state of inspiration. By designing your environments so that they are a constant source of inspiration, you will find your daily habits, actions and goals are much easier [...]
The Marshmallow Challenge is an absolutely fabulous fun activity for both kids and adults to teach all kinds of skills. Our favorite is using it to teach: Team dynamics and communication Prototyping Creativity and Innovation The Road to Success being full of failures Pivoting and Iterating through observation Releasing outcomes and enjoying the journey The gallery above is our Foundation doing the challenge in various parts of the world as part of our leadership lessons with both adults and kids. I promise you every single time we do it we all have a blast. Please share your photos with us and the nuggets of wisdom you discover with the challenge at firstname.lastname@example.org. [...]
Originally published by the Varkey Foundation. How many cars and buses are daily moving kids back and forth to concrete basecamps? How much of a parent’s focus and presence at work is interrupted by the movement of their children to and from school? Would you agree that schools are not sending us back happy well balance children equipped with character related, real-life and academic skills which the positive education movement advocates are needed? Interrupting traditional education is on every hacker’s mind. Elon Musk created AD Astra. James Cameron wife created the Muse School. My Growing Leaders Foundation has been offering schools in Dubai and Trinidad and Tobago leadership, soft [...]