Introduction

Creatively Speaking, Part One: Sir Ken Robinson on the Power of the Imaginative Mind

Creatively Speaking, Part Two: Sir Ken Robinson on the Power of the Imaginative Mind

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Barriers and Bridges

Do You Recognize These 10 Mental Blocks to Creative Thinking?


Barriers and Bridges Protocol

Materials:
two lunch size paper bags
Markers

On the outside of one bag, write down a word or phrase related to a barrier to creative thinking in education. On the other side of the bag, write down a word or phrase related to bridges for creative thinking in education. The second bag is opened and placed inside the bag with the responses to create a brick.
Take your "brick" and build a “wall” out of the bricks with barriers all on one side of the wall and bridges on the other side.
Briefly share the identified barriers and bridges.