CREATIVITY OR BUST 2012 KAREN DANIELS, CONTACT: KAREN@KARENDANIELS.COM    Official website: karendaniels.com    Gifted res...
TRAPPED!   You are trapped in a room with two doors. One leads to certain    disaster and the other leads to freedom. You...
TODAY   What is Creativity to you?   Can Creativity be taught?   Creativity is a process   Lateral thinking question 2...
WHAT IS CREATIVITY TO YOU?•   How do you define creativity?•   Do you want to be more creative?•   Do you think creativity...
CAN CREATIVITY BE TAUGHT?We need our creative and critical thinkingskills to maximize opportunities andsolutions in life. ...
CREATIVITY IS A PROCESS•   To teach or learn creativity most effectively, one must    emphasize a process, not the “correc...
LATERAL THINKING                QUESTION 2   A woman has incontrovertible proof in court that her    husband was murdered...
WHERE DID              YOUR CREATIVITY GO?   Use it, or lose it. Guess what, if you’ve gone a long time    without consci...
HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL       CREATIVITY LIMITED?How do each of the following areas limit your creativity?    •Habits    •Rul...
HOW DO YOU BELIEVE SOCIETY      SQUASHES CREATIVITYList the ways you can think of that society  squashes creativity, for e...
LATERAL THINKING     QUESTION 3   There are six eggs in the basket. Six people each    take one egg. How can it be that o...
CREATIVE LISTINGCreative listing is a fun and easy way to expand creativity. List:   things you can hear right now   thi...
CRAYON ACTIVITY   Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box    of crayons in kindergarten. Being hit with the   ...
3 LINKS FOR AWESOME CREATIVITY FREEBIES   How to be Creative by Hugh MacLeodhttp://changethis.com/manifesto/6.HowToBeCrea...
LATERAL THINKING PUZZLE ANSWERS
About Karen Daniels                                                                                       karen@karendanie...
KAREN’S BOOKS, WEBSITES & BLOGSCreativity Books                             Fiction Your Creativity: From Ordinary to    ...
CREATIVITY QUESTION?Ask me! Karen@karendaniels.com
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  1. 1. CREATIVITY OR BUST 2012 KAREN DANIELS, CONTACT: KAREN@KARENDANIELS.COM Official website: karendaniels.com Gifted resource website: giftedresource.com Creativity/writing blog: zencopy.com Follow my Creativity/Writing Blog zencopy on
  2. 2. TRAPPED! You are trapped in a room with two doors. One leads to certain disaster and the other leads to freedom. You dont know which is which. There are two robots guarding the doors. They will let you choose one door, but upon doing so you must go through it. You can, however, ask one robot one question. The problem is that one robot always tells the truth, the other always lies, and you dont know which is which. What is the question you ask? This is an example of a Lateral Thinking Puzzle—a way of forcing you to think creatively.
  3. 3. TODAY What is Creativity to you? Can Creativity be taught? Creativity is a process Lateral thinking question 2 Where did your creativity go? How is your creativity limited? How do you believe society squashes creativity Lateral thinking question 3 Creative listing Crayon activity 3 Links for Creativity Freebies Lateral thinking answers About Karen and her books
  4. 4. WHAT IS CREATIVITY TO YOU?• How do you define creativity?• Do you want to be more creative?• Do you think creativity can be taught?
  5. 5. CAN CREATIVITY BE TAUGHT?We need our creative and critical thinkingskills to maximize opportunities andsolutions in life. But many people wonder, iscreativity really that important? Should youbother teaching creativity? Can it even betaught?
  6. 6. CREATIVITY IS A PROCESS• To teach or learn creativity most effectively, one must emphasize a process, not the “correctness” or “incorrectness” of an end product.• Creativity involves preparation and persistence.• To teach or learn creativity most effectively, participants need to feel free to express themselves as they desire.• We need to find our way back to teaching and learning about creative processes, tools, and skills as a way of maximizing personal talent.
  7. 7. LATERAL THINKING QUESTION 2 A woman has incontrovertible proof in court that her husband was murdered by her sister. The judge declares, "This is the strangest case Ive ever seen. Though its a cut-and-dried case, this woman cannot be punished.”
  8. 8. WHERE DID YOUR CREATIVITY GO? Use it, or lose it. Guess what, if you’ve gone a long time without consciously using your creativity, it’s harder to tap into. Look at your children – they are creative all the time. So what happens to adults? Where does our creativity go? Creativity gets blocked by fear. Fear of being different, of being laughed at, of standing out of “Standing for Something.” (Seth Godin)
  9. 9. HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL CREATIVITY LIMITED?How do each of the following areas limit your creativity? •Habits •Rules •Perceptions •Emotions •Culture •Gender
  10. 10. HOW DO YOU BELIEVE SOCIETY SQUASHES CREATIVITYList the ways you can think of that society squashes creativity, for example: It’s uncomfortable to be different Fear of… Continue this list
  11. 11. LATERAL THINKING QUESTION 3 There are six eggs in the basket. Six people each take one egg. How can it be that one egg is left in the basket?
  12. 12. CREATIVE LISTINGCreative listing is a fun and easy way to expand creativity. List: things you can hear right now things that crumble in your hands things that reflect things that sparkle under the evening sky things that live in shadows things that harmonize things you wish had that are blue morning things nonsense things that rhyme with juice things that are awesome about you
  13. 13. CRAYON ACTIVITY Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Being hit with the creative bug is just a wee voice telling you, “I’d like my crayons back please.”from Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod We never know which crayon activity we’re going to do, until we do it!
  14. 14. 3 LINKS FOR AWESOME CREATIVITY FREEBIES How to be Creative by Hugh MacLeodhttp://changethis.com/manifesto/6.HowToBeCreative/pdf/6.HowToBeCreative.pdf Your Creativity by Karen Danielshttp://zencopy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/ZenCreativityEBook1.pdf Creativity Matters by Amanda Morganhttp://notjustcute.com/2011/05/23/creativity-matters-free-ebook/
  15. 15. LATERAL THINKING PUZZLE ANSWERS
  16. 16. About Karen Daniels karen@karendaniels.como Amazon.com Top 10 bestselling author (see books atkarendaniels.com)o M.A. in Educational Psychology/Gifted Educationo Mother of 3 gifted childreno Managing editor of Gifted Education Communicator, CAGquarterly publicationo Karen’s site www.giftedresource.com is dedicated toproviding resources for parenting and educating gifted kids aswell as living giftedo Founder of http://zencopy.com a blog which focuses oncreativity and writing Do you need help with your gifted site or publication? Put Karen’s expertise to use for you!Distribution of this material: any or all of this material may be distributed freely for educational purposes. The author would appreciate notification and links.
  17. 17. KAREN’S BOOKS, WEBSITES & BLOGSCreativity Books Fiction Your Creativity: From Ordinary to Science Fiction/Adventure The Zaddack Tales Extraordinary  Dancing Suns, Book 1 https://www.createspace.com/3616570 https://www.createspace.com/3589033 Mindful Creativity  Mentor’s Lair, Book 2 https://www.createspace.com/3723368 https://www.createspace.com/3590395  Mindspark, Book 3Women’s Stories, Self Help and Inspiration https://www.createspace.com/3590430 IVF: The Ultimate Realty Game https://www.createspace.com/3516461  Complete Zaddack Tales Trilogy http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050KEEES Surviving In-Vitro Fertilization https://www.createspace.com/3644938 The Baby About to be Born https://www.createspace.com/3586347
  18. 18. CREATIVITY QUESTION?Ask me! Karen@karendaniels.com
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