25 September 2016

Learning, Creativity and Amy

Creativity in the classroom and in everyday life is something that I have always sought, reached out to. Innovation in life, innovation in learning, innovation in teaching.

Nevertheless, innovation and creativity don't happen in a vacuum. Nor without time, practice and the inherent re-mix of ideas, histories and one's personal perspective.

Creativity from Jaedoo Lee on Vimeo.

For educators, there are so many ways to find inspiration for learning, for fostering that inner creativity that everyone has. Among webinars, blogs and a myriad of free open sources, there is also 

Learning Now TV  with podcasts and videos, a free source for learning for professionals - including educators from different fields. 

"99% of the time, in my experience, the hard part about creativity isn't coming up with something no one has ever thought of before. The hard part is actually executing the thing you've thought of.

The devil doesn't need an advocate. The brave need supporters, not critics."

THE GAP by Ira Glass from Daniel Sax on Vimeo.


Learning how to do, how to persevere.

This is something that so many of our learners need - and the space, the time to connect the dots. It may not necessarily happen in classrooms, but learning spaces do foster this learning process, this process of creative problem solving and new ways of perceiving the world around us. 

Steve Jobs on Creativity from Tim Goodspeed on Vimeo.

One educator who immediately springs to mind when I think of creative educators,  is Amy Burvall, well known for her  wonderful  productions in videos for History Teachers, her posts on Medium, and other platforms such as Tumblr

Inspiring and encouraging, Amy Burvall will be talking about the importance of creativity at work on Learning Now TV next week - so a great shout out to Amy for her amazing work and talent!

Strokes of Creativity: Education from FIELD on Vimeo.

Further Suggestions:

Mad for Metaphor: On Being a Porous Pedestrian 

Create a 21st Century Classroom

Creativity - a variety of posts and videos on Creativity


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