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  • Right Brain/Left Brain
  • Have other things changed since 1954?
  • Not everyone seems to know that Bloom’s Taxonomy has changed. Create is now on top.
  • It is Dan Pink’s A Whole New Mind.
  • Art teachers made posters for their classrooms that illustrate the new Bloom’s Taxonomy.
  • Right brainers presentation

    1. 1. Learn to Speak Left Brain Denise Clyne-Ruch Nelson Elementary School Denton, Texas
    2. 2. Bloom’s Taxonomy Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy
    3. 3. So how do we communicate that we are covering the higher order thinking skills to people who might speak a different language?
    4. 4. Finally a book has come out that addresses the importance of right- brained thinking. How can we use the information from this book to the best advantage? Casa Batllo
    5. 5. Asia Abundance Automation
    6. 6.  Revenge of the Right Brain  Logical and precise, left-brain thinking gave us the Information Age. Now comes the Conceptual Age - ruled by artistry, empathy, and emotion.  Wired Magazine Feb 2005
    7. 7.  Eric Liu &  Scott Noppe-Brandon  Practice 3: Flip What’s Foolish Make it wise to be foolish, and every fool will generate wisdom  “How Fascinating!”
    8. 8.  Practice 10: Untie Your Tongue  Talk about your work with someone who doesn't understand it.  Practice 5: Reinvent the Wheel  Be willing to give back the givens.  Some things we take to be laws of nature, or works of mankind long ago perfected. Take the wheel. If ever there was a cliché about creative work, it is that we should at all costs avoid ‘‘reinventing the wheel.’’
    9. 9.  Lincoln Center Institute’s 50 Imagination Conversations Project is an ambitious new initiative to explore the role and importance of imagination in all areas of human endeavor, from the artist’s studio to the classroom to the boardroom.  Lincoln Center Institute is contributing to the discussion with several ambitious projects designed to bring a cornucopia of ideas concerning the propagation of the imagination to educators (and others) across the country. One project is 50 Imagination Conversations; the idea is to hold a Conversation in each of the 50 states over the next two years, culminating in America’s Imagination Summit in spring 2011.
    10. 10. Nicholson’s “loose parts theory”:  “In any environment both the degree of inventiveness and creativity, and the possibility of discovery, are directly proportional to the number and kinds of variables in it.”
    11. 11. NEW POLL REVEALS STIFLING IMAGINATION IN SCHOOLS UNDERLIES INNOVATION AND SKILLS DEFICIT Evidence Points To New Values Coalition Of Swing Voters Ready to Act to Keep America Competitive Washington, D.C. (Jan. 24) – Results from a national poll were released today by Lake Research Partners identifying a new strand of swing voters poised to support candidates and policy that ensures building capacities of the imagination in schools. The new national survey of 1,000 likely voters, with a 3.1% margin of error, identifies that 30% of American voters are not only dissatisfied with public education’s narrow focus on the “so-called” basics but that they also believe developing the imagination is a critical, but missing, ingredient to student success in 21st century schools and moving students beyond average.
    12. 12.  57% of voters say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who came out  in support of more funding for development of skills of the imagination in schools.  • 57% of voters say they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who votes to cut  funding for building capacities of the imagination in public education, and 36%  percent of voters say they would be much less likely to do so.
    13. 13.  73% of voters believe (63% strongly) that building capacities of the imagination that  lead to innovation is just as important as the “so called” basics for all students.  • 56% of American voters believe that, when compared to other nations, America  devotes less attention to developing the imagination and innovation. Only 19% of respondents believe the United States is ahead.
    14. 14.  You are already “doing” higher order thinking skills in your room, you just need to let administration know it.  Advocate for yourself; no one else is going to. Use guerilla warfare tactics.  Make an advocacy wall. Post reports from people and agencies who speak the left-brained Corbusier language. At the same time:  Let everyone know about the increasing importance of right-brained thinking in the future economy .
    15. 15.  Imagination First  White House Speech writer and advisor to President Clinton.  Executive Director of the Lincoln Center Institute.  Innovation is impossible without Imagination.  When imagination becomes a habit, it can transform your work and your life.