The description of the book “The Wonder Wall: Leading Creative Schools and Organizations in an Age of Complexity” says
You’ll learn how to:
• Tap the creative and leadership potential in everyone
• Think bigger by moving from a deficit model of thinking to a strengths-based approach
• Develop the lost arts of listening and storytelling to optimize learning
• Handle the inevitable pushback and fear that transformational change can bring
I am a big fan of Creativity. I was fortunate to find an English teacher who like one of the teachers in the book said that I should write an essay at the age of 25. I wrote this down in my diary as write a ‘book’ at the age of 25. Since then my haunted journey to be a literature person along with studying for science has been fun.
I took home many references from this book regarding the importance of communication and story telling in developing empathy. I liked the little details of how teachers made the classes fun and interactive with personalization, breaking up bicycle rims to teach trigonometry.
Genius Hour is a great way of bringing Google’s 20% time to the classroom for innovation. Hayden’s Rubik cube is a great example of what students are capable of if left to discover the world by themselves.
At the end of the book is a checklist for making sure we have the environment for creative learning to happen. If you are further interested in Creative Learning, learn How to Make every Grade Kindergarten . There is a free course Learning Creative learning from MIT.