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  • Stephen shared from The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp
    Metaphor is the lifeblood of all art,
    Note: "Metaphor is the lifeblood of all art"
  • Stephen shared from The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp
    Their content is the essence of life, not the details of living.
    Note: Thought provoking distinction
  • Stephen shared from The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp
    Without the time and effort invested in getting ready to create, you can be hit by the thunderbolt and it’ll just leave you stunned.
  • Stephen shared from Living the 80/20 Way, New Edition: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More by Richard Koch
    These giants weren’t chained to their desks.
    Note: Nice...
  • Stephen shared from The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice by Todd Henry
    Coach Lombardi understood that the foundation of every great work is a solid grasp of the fundamentals. He was sending a message to his team that no matter how great their accomplishments, and no matter how talented they are, the only path to consistent, long-term success is to maintain focus on the basics as the foundation for everything you do.
    Note: This seems anathema in today's progressive education circles... #edchat #mschat #midleved
  • Stephen shared from The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice by Todd Henry
    I love to read industry trade magazines and blogs. They can be a wonderful source of inspiration and information about what’s happening in the wide world of business. But they can lead to a sinister side effect: it’s very easy to let the work of others paralyze us. This is a real problem in the design world. I’ve spoken with many designers and creative directors who feel the constant pressure to measure up to the work they are seeing on the covers of industry magazines. Some companies will cut these pieces out and hang them on the wall as a form of inspiration to the team, but these displays...
    Note: This is too often an issue for me here in the eduspace... #caedchat #edchat
  • Stephen shared from Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career (The 99U Book Series 2) by Jocelyn K. Glei, 99U
    I require all my students to write a failure résumé. That is, to craft a résumé that summarizes all their biggest screw-ups—personal, professional, and academic. For every failure, each student must describe what he or she learned from that experience. Just imagine the looks of surprise this assignment inspires in students who are so used to showcasing their successes. However, after they finish their résumé, they realize that viewing experiences through the lens of failure forced them to come to terms with their mistakes and to view them as a great source of data about what works and...
    Note: A Failure Resume...Very interesting! #edchat #caedchat @davidtedu @betteranimal
  • Stephen shared from Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career (The 99U Book Series 2) by Jocelyn K. Glei, 99U
    For most successful people, the bottom is lined with rubber as opposed to concrete. When they face a failure, they hit bottom, sink in, and then bounce back, tapping into the energy of the impact to propel them into another opportunity.
    Note: Interesting metaphor
  • Stephen shared from The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice by Todd Henry
    1 + 1 = [ [ (9 × 3) / 3 ] / 3 ] – 1
    Note: As teachers, we do the right side too often... #edchat #overcomplicatethings #caedchat
  • Stephen shared from a Personal Document
    A story is our creation of a reality; indeed, our story matters more than what actually happens.
    Note: Thought provoking