Category: Articles to Inspire+Learn

Four Ways to Make Boring Meetings Better 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

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

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

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

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

Three Keys to Unlock Your Thinking May 24, 2017

Have you ever thought about thinking? Can you describe what it means to think? Most … Read More

When You Say You’re Not Creative… February 28, 2017

When you say you’re not creative, you inadvertently perpetuate a myth. The myth that a … Read More

“Science is Boring” December 12, 2016

One of my students, a highly creative second grader, declared, “Science is horrible. It is … Read More

What the Cubs’ Epic World Series Win Can Teach Us About Parenting November 19, 2016

Celebration and Leadership After 108 long years, the whole world was paying attention as the … Read More

Creative Thinking: Key to Your Child’s Happiness and Success November 16, 2016

You know what an audio recording is, right? Well, a graphic recording is a similar … Read More

How Brainstorming Can Make Your Family’s Summer Vacation (and Life) Rock! June 5, 2016

As a parent, have you ever felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of experts? I … Read More

Please Thank a Teacher for Doing What This Teacher Does May 5, 2016

Alan Harvey is an educator-gem. You know the ones I’m talking about: the teachers that … Read More

Why Teachers Need Parent Input: Taking the Long View on a Child’s Education March 22, 2016

Parents are the Experts on Their Own Kids While the importance of parental influence on … Read More

The Importance of Parents in Education February 27, 2016

It boils down to the little things—and we find that those little things are really … Read More

This is What Happens When Kids’ Creative Strengths Are Leveraged February 8, 2016

  “Motivating, inspiring, and hard.”  These are the words that my former student turned entrepreneur, … Read More

Lessons on Creativity and Innovation from Sextet eighth blackbird January 20, 2016

Last night, I attended an astounding premier program performed at Carnegie Hall by my favorite … Read More