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Learning Creative Learning

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Free Online Course on Creative Learning

From Lifelong Kindergarten and Mitch Resnick

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           The Lifelong Kindergarten project at MIT is one of the most important and Mitch Resnick, its director, understands the nature of creativity and creative learning more than any one else I know. His new book on creativity and learning is a must-read for everyone. This post provides information on the FREE online course he will be offering beginning in mid-October.

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Source: Learning Creative Learning

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Creative Learning!

 

The Greatest Risk You Can Take Is to Take No Risks at All

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***Personal Development Series: Taking Risks***

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          The autumn of the year is as bit like spring, with the possibility of new beginnings after the summer. Today’s post from Zat Rana is a much-needed meditation on the absolute necessity for risk-taking by all of us.

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Source: The Greatest Risk You Can Take Is to Take No Risks at All

 

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Courtesy of Growing Bolder

The Creative Apothecary Encourages You to Take a Risk Today!

15 Best Brainstorming And Mind-Mapping Tech Tools For Every Creative Mind

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***Personal Development Series: Ideas that Work***

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          I am not a great fan of brainstorming, but I am an enthusiastic and constant mapper of ideas, problems, projects. Today’s post from Lifehack offers an interesting array of possible tech tools to use in the mind mapping process. Does one or more of them suit you?

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Source: 15 Best Brainstorming And Mind-Mapping Tech Tools For Every Creative Mind

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Mind Mapping!

 

 

Hacking Creativity: How Play Is Crucial To Your Success

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***Play Is Essential Series: Play & Creativity***

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          All human creativity and development emerge from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. This is the fundamental principle behind my book in progress “Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life” and its related resource guides. Today’s post from the Medium offers reflections and insight into this important truth.

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Source: Hacking Creativity: How Play Is Crucial To Your Success

 

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Essential Power of Play!

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An Accident, A Specialist in the Netherlands Creates an Adapted Mouthpiece, A Flautist Plays Again. 

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***The Arts in Health Series: Adapting Musical Instruments***

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             Everyone should be able to make music, not just be a listener. Adapting musical instruments so that people with different disabilities can play them is an important part of instrument design and making. Today’s post is the inspiring story of Leslie Thomas of Columbus, Ohio, who had a serious accident that prevented her from playing a normal flute.

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Source:  Turns out disabling injuries from a 2012 auto accident prevent Thompson from playing a conventionally shaped flute. A specialist in the Netherlands fashioned a $3,000 mouthpiece – called a “swan neck headjoint” – that enables Thompson to play.  | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Music in Our Lives!

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What’s Wrong With Being A Jack Of All Trades? – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Enter the Generalist***

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          For decades there has been too much emphasis on specialization, not enough on the “endless curiosity” needed for true success. To consider this as a necessary either/or is to misunderstand all the important contributions to civilization. If you would live a meaningful life, combining depth and breadth is the key. Today’s post offers a useful meditation for a quiet walk in the woods.

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Source: What’s Wrong With Being A Jack Of All Trades? – Personal Growth – Medium

 

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Courtesy of Growing Bolder

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Those Who Are Endlessly Curious!

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5 Principles of Creativity | The Creativity Post

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***Personal Development Series: Creativity***

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          The Creativity Post offers some useful guidelines for supporting our approaches to being creative in our lives and work. Think about and practice them.

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Source: 5 Principles of Creativity | The Creativity Post

 

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Possibilities in All of Us!

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How Art Can Spring Community Development

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***The Arts in Communities: Springboard to Development***

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          All of the arts play essential roles in the social and economic development of communities. Today’s post tells the story of a fascinating project in the St. Paul Minnesota area carried out by “Springboard for the Arts,” one of my “Beacons of Hope” organizations. It was published in “Philanthropreneurship,” the blog of an organization I will be reporting on in a separate post.

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Source: How Art Can Spring Community Development

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Springboard for the Arts in Minnesota!

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Paradigms are Made for Shifting | Creative by Nature

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***Ideas That  Matter Series: Our Ever-Changing World***

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          Paradigms are the way we model the world, shapes that at least for a time help us to make sense of it. I am a deep believer in systems–everything about and within us is a complex system in the process of continuing transformation. Today’s post is a long read by Christopher Chase and is well worth returning to again and again. The featured images are from the Story People series by artist Brian Andreas.

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Source: Paradigms are Made for Shifting | Creative by Nature

 

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Continuing Transformation of All Things!

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Refugee children have written a book of fairy tales and it’s just awesome – The Irish News

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***The Arts & Health Series: Refugee Children & Arts Therapy***

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          Children are incredibly creative creatures; under the impact of stress and trauma, the arts can help them move forward. Today’s post shares the story of the book of fairy tales narrated by refugee children in Greek camps to a Brazilian writer and her artist sister. The proceeds of the book will go to help the children.

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Source: Refugee children have written a book of fairy tales and it’s just awesome – The Irish News

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Creativity in Young People!

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