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ivonprefontaine:

Just a thought for adults beginning the week. Creativity is something you can bring forth. My comment to Mike’s excellent post was add a quiet space and disconnect. This has worked wonders for me.

Originally posted on Mike Saporito:

My two year old daughter is proud of her pumpkin. The trip to the pumpkin patch included lots of searching, sifting, and sorting. Then it happened. She selected her pumpkin from hundreds of others.

Now instead of talking about pumpkins, let’s talk about ideas.  How proud are you of the ideas you select? How do you sift and sort before sharing them with the world?

The secret is to unlock your creativity by using a brainstorming process on a regular basis.

Pumpkins Are Like Ideas

You’ll find a few prize pumpkins and a few rotten ones in every patch.  But your first impression may not be the right one.  The same holds true for ideas.

Whether you are creating a presentation, delivering a sales pitch, or solving a complex problem, you need a process that reliably identifies your best thinking.  Below are five steps to move you in…

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About ivonprefontaine

I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.

4 responses »

  1. I think you gave him some very good advice. I agree with you completely on this.

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  2. Quiet space, good advice. I believe it is necessary to unwind regularly from the day to day frenzy.

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