Archive for Creativity

The Value of Mind Wandering in Solving Difficult Problems

We sometimes solve problems best when we stop trying.

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How Schools Thwart Passions

“Follow your passion” is what almost every commencement speaker tells new graduates. It’s almost cruel.

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Benefits of Play Revealed in Research on Video Gaming

If video gaming, like other forms of play, generally improves mental wellbeing, then we should find that gamers are mentally healthier, on average, than non-gamers. Are they?

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Origins of Passionate Interests: A Survey of Readers

I'm asking here for your story about the development of a passionate interest. It might be a story about your own interest, that of your child, or that of anyone you know well.

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Why Our Coercive System of Schooling Should Topple

Our coercive system of K-12 schooling has reached the breaking point. It's breaking too many kids. It never worked well, but we've increased its weight to a pathological level.

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Why Our Coercive System of Schooling Should Topple

Our coercive system of K-12 schooling has reached the breaking point. It's breaking too many kids. It never worked well, but we've increased its weight to a pathological level.

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Why Our Coercive System of Schooling Should Topple

Our coercive system of K-12 schooling has reached the breaking point. It's breaking too many kids. It never worked well, but we've increased its weight to a pathological level.

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Instead of “Job Creation,” How About Less Work?

If we could solve the distribution problem, we could create a world in which we all worked much less and played much more. Is that a world to be desired? Yes!!

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The Culture of Childhood: We’ve Almost Destroyed It

Here are the lessons that children learn best in interactions with other children, away from adults. If we want our children to become adults, we must preserve childhood culture.

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The Culture of Childhood: We’ve Almost Destroyed It

Here are the lessons that children learn best in interactions with other children, away from adults. If we want our children to become adults, we must preserve childhood culture.

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