Creativity is a Skill

 

Many of us,

including myself,

grew up believing

that creativity was

a talent.

 

Some people are creative.

Others are not.

 

It turns out that this belief

is wrong. Really wrong.

 

Creativity is a skill.

Creativity is a habit.

Creativity can be practiced.

Creativity can be developed.

Creativity can be nurtured.

 

Understanding how creativity happens,

how it works,

is key to fostering

your and your students creativity.

 

Following are some books,

in no particular order,

that explain the idea

of creativity being a skill

beautifully:

 

A More Beautiful Question

By Warren Berger

 

How to Fly a Horse

By Kevin Ashton

 

Originals

By Adam Grant

 

Big Magic

By Elizabeth Gilbert

 

The War of Art

By Steven Pressfield

Art & Fear

By David Bayles and Ted Orlando

 

Tanner Christensen,

who writes the blog,

Creative Something,

is also a great follow

on twitter and facebook.

 

Many of these authors

Also have given

Interviews,

podcast interviews and

Ted Talks

that explain their findings

about creativity.

 

A quick internet search

will yield you

some gold.

 

Trevor (@trevorabryan)