May 24, 2017

Creativity Takes Time

Creativity Takes Time. Watch this video to show how adult clients were convinced by kids to give creative folks the time they needed to really come up with something worthwhile.

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Lesson of Life: Master of Your Universe

There is only one me. There is only one you.

The words I say, the words I write belong to me; as do my desires, ambitions and talents, as do my shortcomings and frustrations. Your words, desires, ambitions, talents, shortcomings and frustrations, belong to you. …

When the identity of my body flickers and the last ember dies, I must answer only to myself. And when your lifetime is over, you must answer to none other than you.

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I Will Not Let An Exam Result Determine My Future

Tweet A powerful and beautiful video founded on solid truth. Either video version below ( prezi-like presentation or video)  is created using the same Spoken Word. If you have never seen this, break out the tissue. [youtube]http://youtu.be/0mtJOu29qbQ?t=3s[/youtube] [youtube]http://youtu.be/D-eVF_G_p-Y[/youtube]  

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The Superpower and Art of Problem Solving – The Artistic Edge

Convincing people of the importance of an education in the arts can be a tough sell. In 2012, math and science are heralded above all else and the general public still tends to overlook the arts. When a school faces budget cuts – music, visual art and drama are typically the first to go.

The reality is that we are doing our children a great disservice by not immersing them in the arts. More and more studies are proving how children exposed to an arts curriculum demonstrate increased skills in critical thinking when compared to their peers.

Think about it. Why wouldn’t an arts education with its focus on creativity, produce young people capable of thinking outside the box? Artists are constantly pushed to explore unchartered territory. The truly great ones are those that produce new and exciting work that has never before been created.

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The Super Power of an Amused Mind – Part One

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” — Plato

Frankly, I have never met a child who did not have one or more of the 24 genius traits. If these were not obviously present and actively being demonstrated, then each trait simply needed cultivation and an expressive outlet. For those parents with preschool aged children, the genius traits are similar, but harder to nail down. ….

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“Research Reasoning” Super Power — Brought to you by the letter “R”

No matter our personal education, religion, beliefs or creeds, we can probably all agree on this point:

With hordes of data and advertisements aimed at our children on a daily basis, CHILDREN MUST BE ABLE TO REASON (*to use logic to spot actual truth)

If they are to succeed in life, they have to know how to filter information – including yours. Steps to help teach them:

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The Super Power of Keeping Imagination Exercised

IMAGINATION is a vital “Super Power” most strongly held by children. It only appears to fade as we age.

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The Secret Ingredient in Elixir to Gain Super Skills

Imagination precedes future plans and actions; Why not make it healthy and active for your child as he grows older?

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Real Life Super Hero Inspiration for YouthMUSE

Ponder this long enough and you realize that imagination is a good thing! I, for one, don’t want to squelch it. Kids and adults alike need inspiration and dreams. That’s how we go from good to great.

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Private! Churning Your Imagination

You have to clearly name the goal in all its guts and glory.

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We are Authors, Everyone by Carlynn McCormick

We are authors of our speech, architects of our desires, creators of our dreams, originators of our emotions, and we are the designer of our deeds and of our misdeeds. It is that simple truth that you hold life in your hands. For each man pens his own life story. Every word he writes is up to him.

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There is Only One of You With Your Super Powers

There is only one me. There is only one you. The words I say, the words I write belong to me; as do my desires, ambitions and talents, as do my shortcomings and frustrations. Your words, desires, ambitions, talents, shortcomings and frustrations, belong to you.

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TV – Does it Help to Develop Imagination?

Does TV help to develop imagination?

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