What do you do if your work is stale, boring, unchallenging? What if you drag yourself to school each day, mired in the pressures of testing, observations, and all the other check boxes?
Today my #onecreativething is about my friend and colleague. Often times we think about creativity as MAKING something. Something you can touch. manipulate. craft. For my friend, it is about making a new version of life - one that is an amalgamation of her values, aspirations, challenges, fears. It's a reinvention. This is no small task and it requires a great deal of courage. As I spoke with her tonight and over the past months, I have been astounded by her desire to confront worry, go through each step of the process with grace and insight, and allow her heart to be educated by her head. She is reinventing.
Reinvention is at the heart of creativity. We all borrow ideas and remix. The history of art and music tells us is no such thing as a pure idea. Education is the most creative profession in the world. If done well, it's the profession that creates more creators. According to the 2016 Future of Jobs report, creativity has moved from the #10 job skill needed for 2015 to the #3 job skill needed for 2020. How do we prepare our student for the world of work? It is more important than ever that we allow our learners a multitude of opportunities to create. reinvent. remix. redesign. The ability to start anew, bringing skills, knowledge, and experience along is necessary in building our world and sustaining our lives. It's time to get unstuck. It's time to reinvent.
Coordinator of Instructional Technology