Author: Kathryn Haydon

The Story Behind Sparkitivity’s Redesign March 15, 2018

You know that feeling after you have an invigorating swim in a cool summer lake? Or get … Read More

Make Boring Meetings More Engaging and Productive with the Torrance Incubation Model March 12, 2018

Meetings are boring and unproductive by definition. That’s not just my opinion. Executives feel that … Read More

How Do You Practice Creativity? March 1, 2018

Yesterday I had the great pleasure to lead workshops on creativity and innovation for truly incredible … Read More

Preparing Students to Thrive: The Creativity Cohort Approach to Leading Grassroots Innovative Change February 16, 2018

In six months they would break ground on a new building that included classrooms, a … Read More

Helping Schools Unlock Time to Individualize Learning February 13, 2018

“What we need to do is relieve the teacher of all but teaching work. Then … Read More

Making School and Life Better With Just One Question February 8, 2018

A few months ago, I had the privilege of giving a TED (like) talk in … Read More

Leading Creative Teams Can Be Like Herding Tigers. Todd Henry Helps Us Do It Well January 16, 2018

Creative leaders use their own creative thinking to draw out the creativity of their subordinates. … Read More

“Creativity for Everybody” Helps Middle School Students Begin the Year With Positive Self-Concepts January 11, 2018

This is a guest post by Karina Olsen, sixth-grade teaching apprentice at an independent school … Read More

Should We All Take Note When Silicon Valley Parents Opt Out of Schools with Tech? January 3, 2018

Many of us want our kids to be fully engaged in learning, to keep up … Read More

Creativity Rises From the Ashes: A Love Letter to Ojai After the Thomas Fire December 17, 2017

Photo by Gail Peterson by Kathryn Haydon If you watch the national news, you may … Read More

Can Makers Make Money as Entrepreneurs? December 14, 2017

There’s a difference between the daily rhythms that successful managers must maintain and the daily … Read More

5 Ways to Support Creative Strengths and Have Fun Doing It December 3, 2017

We live in a fix-it world and like homing pigeons we are trained to return … Read More

On Gratitude: Thank You for Reading This Post November 18, 2017

The following is an excerpt from an early draft of Kathryn Haydon’s upcoming book. We … Read More

Facilitating Creative Thinking Through Experiential Learning November 8, 2017

Guest post by Dr. Iman Rasti, middle school English and humanities teacher at Rippowam Cisqua … Read More

Futurist Kevin Kelly Reveals the Superskill of the Future November 3, 2017

We all want to thrive in life—to be healthy, happy contributing members of our communities. … Read More

How Belly Dancing Can Help Slow Learners October 28, 2017

I am not a dancer. I don’t seek out dance classes because it is hard … Read More

What’s in a Pitch? October 10, 2017

Guest post by Emily Hyland, fourth-grade teacher at Rippowam Cisqua School in Bedford, New York. … Read More

Spotlight Interview with Kathryn Haydon September 22, 2017

Guest Post by Jocelyn Tejeda Ever wonder how creativity can reform education? If so, just … Read More

Teaching History, Building Empathy With the Torrance Incubation Model September 21, 2017

Photo: John Brown’s Fort (The Old Fire House), Harper’s Ferry, WV by Noel Benadom via … Read More

Why Robots Will Only Partially Take Over Teachers’ Jobs and Why They’ll Actually Love It July 18, 2017

Fearing the Robots Last fall I was participating in a workshop for teachers on the … Read More

How Parents and Teachers Can Be More Fulfilled June 17, 2017

The other day I was talking with a friend, a mom who has for years … Read More