Why You Should Stop and Think

Why You Should Stop and Think
I have been thinking a lot about habits of mind lately; patterns of thinking that we all develop over time. Just like physical habits, these habits are engrained in our subconscious and are meant to be automated, to make our lives easier. Generally, we don’t think about them until they […]

By |November 14th, 2013|Featured|1 Comment

Creating Conditions for Creativity

Creating Conditions for Creativity
A recent article in the New York Times by Patricia Cohen about Chuck Close, reminded me of the importance of a concept I learned about in art school called ‘enabling constraints’. Basically, this concept means that constraints can actually enable things to happen. This might seem illogical at first. Most would think […]

By |January 14th, 2013|Featured|2 Comments

5 Things I Learned From Ken Robinson

5 Things I Learned From Ken Robinson
Education expert Sir Ken Robinson is more than a New York Times bestselling author. He is a dynamic public speaker and leader in the development in creativity and innovation. Now a professor emeritus of education at the University of Warwick in the UK, he has received honorary degrees from […]

By |June 8th, 2012|Featured|1 Comment