Showing posts with label Brain Pickings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brain Pickings. Show all posts

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Video - Why Frustration Aids Creativity

Want to get stronger? Do 100 push-ups everyday. Want to learn Italian? Throw yourself into an immersive experience and try not to default to your native tongue. Want to be creative? Experience frustration in an attempt to solve a problem. That is the message of IMAGINE: How Creativity Works. Take a few minutes to watch it for yourself.


IMAGINE: How Creativity Works from Flash Rosenberg on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
Students sometimes wonder why we let them struggle with a difficult concept. When you have a few minutes before class that you think might struggle with something new, show them part or all of this to remind them that it's okay to feel frustration and that feeling won't last forever.

H/T to Brain Pickings

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Brain Pickings - A Daily Bit of Culture and Thought

As I've mentioned numerous times in the past, Open Culture is one of my favorite blogs for interesting and academic videos, ebooks, slideshows, and stories. Recently, I started reading another blog that is similar to Open Culture. That blog is called Brain Pickings. These are a couple of posts on Brain Pickings that I enjoyed this week: Elevator Group Think and The Hidden Beauty of Pollination.

Applications for Education
If you're a social studies teacher or literature teacher looking to bring a quick bit of culture or a thought-prompt into your classroom, Brain Pickings might have what you need. If not, it's just a cool blog for your own intellectual enjoyment.