Conventional schools usually commend kids who absorb ideas fast and conform to standards. Kids eventually learn to fear failure. Why not come up with schools that praise and are cool with kids who fail, who have unique talents and brilliant ideas.
Unlike other sports with boards, skateboarding is not attached to the feet, so the creative possibilities of tricks are nearly endless. such creativity took the skateboard from surfing in a pool to mega ramps with handrails in the middle.
"Our primal instinct is to explore. It's in the exploration that we can find joy and discover not the world, but ourselves changing and adapting to become stronger, brighter, more joyful and more soulful beings." - Rob Lutten, "A Ride Reborn"
Being part of and contributing to meaningful projects that are close to home can help youth discover first hand that they can make a difference and build their creative confidence. Envision does exactly that. Their programmes help young people to
Steve Jobs and many others talked about the power of thinking about death to motivate us to follow our dreams, but this issue is not broadly discussed. Providing training on utilizing the idea of death to pursue our creativity could help.
There is a device in every mind responsible for giving life courage and ideas we create and I will call "button whatever". From the moment we set in motion this "button" leave behind the fear of making mistakes, of being a laughing stock.
Empathy is a key element of Creative Confidence and it guides human-centered innovation. This Ashoka project is inspiring and deeply important to move young people to cultivate their creative confidence.
New materials such as chalkboard paint, "Kids Glass," and "Wink.," provide children with the opportunity to be creative in just about any space. Links to the materials can be found in the below description.
The creativity may be formed from different shapes or ideas presented in times of inspiration. A "triad" center, where its three elements (self, sentimentality and acceptance) are interconnected in an eternal cycle.
Part of being a teen is trying to find your own path in life. But school and parents are always trying to control you. How might we create a coming of age experience that helps teens create their own destiny?