A blog exploring ideas about creativity, creative thinking, creative problem solving, innovation, applied imagination, education, creative studies and more. Edited by Steve Dahlberg.
As one of my colleagues recently pointed out, there are 'A+' fast food workers, who smile a lot and ask "would you like fries with that?" in an entertaining voice with a slightly sarcastic edge, and C- fast food workers who punish customers for standing in line. There are also many college grads out there working in fast food restaurants & the like. I know, I've done it - and was an A++ fast food server, having figured out how to make it an art form. Thankfully, I'm teaching in a technical school now, where students see through the idiocy of standardized testing and grin and bear it. They can do that, you see, because a trade guarantees them what a college degree can't - a decent job with good pay. They are the most right brained lot in the education world. Give them a project, together with a little of that Kozol "mystical chemistry", and they can design and build wonders.