Can You Hear the Creativity?
Jun 18, 2024 - by Maureen Carroll

There’s a very distinctive sound that echoes through a place where people, big or small, are engaged in purposeful work. It has a rhythm and a joy you can feel in the air. It’s intangible, but it’s very real. I believe that is the sound of creativity – the heartbeat of a culture of innovation. […]

New Possibilities for Picture Books
Jul 21, 2023 - by Maureen Carroll

Using heads, hearts and hands for impactful learning experiences While searching through my cluttered garage, I came across a tattered book that I used to read to my children. I found myself absorbed in the story and it made me realize how words and pictures have the power to evoke strong emotions. It also made me reflect […]

Creativity Residencies: 5 Things We Learned About Elevating & Celebrating Teachers
May 02, 2023 - by Maureen Carroll

Teachers are the ultimate givers. Whether figuring out how to best reach a shy child, juggling how to cover content standards, or building supportive relationships with colleagues, the demands can often feel endless. This led us to wonder: What are teachers doing to replenish themselves? Last month The San Mateo County Office of Education and […]

Be it Basketball or Be it Design Thinking: Joy Matters
May 23, 2018 - by Maureen Carroll

                              I spent the last six weeks in Singapore where I led twenty design thinking workshops for educators. I had decided that when I returned home I would spend some time reflecting on what I had learned. For me, that means […]

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