Episode 010

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"How do I get my child to be more creative?"

"How will creative thinking help my child thrive in the 21st-century?"

Featuring Chelsea Myers as she reflects on her experience working as a 5-12th grade teacher in project-based learning schools and as a neuroscience researcher. We discuss:

  • "The Fourth Grade Slump" of decline in creative thinking

  • 21st-century innovation: "Problem Finders" vs. "Problem Solvers"

  • The power of play, curiosity, failure, and brainstorming

  • Growth mindset language to encourage creative thinking

  • The "Undermining Effect" noted in neuroscience research

  • Center for Childhood Creativity