How do we broaden our perspectives and stray into uncharted, creative territory?
According to research, youngsters have a greater capacity for creativity than adults do. There are undoubtedly times when we don’t feel like our best selves. We struggle to come up with any original ideas during those times. Every day in the classroom, this is presented to the students.
#1 Cultivate resilience to failure.
Try to venture into uncharted terrain to unlock your creative potential. Put yourself in unfamiliar circumstances where it is difficult to comprehend or find a firm foundation.
Take into account starting a new career, joining a new community, or learning a musical instrument. Try to strike a balance between the anxiety of taking on new challenges and your self-assurance. Get to the edge of your seat without getting up or kicking back.
Instead of blaming yourself when you fail, realize that failures happen when things don’t go as planned, but that we may adjust our expectations. Make failures a step forward in the direction that the success points by carrying what works in that direction.
#2 Design an Environment that Supports Creativity.
What circumstances encourage your creativity? Everyone is unique. Every person’s expression of creativity feels different from another’s. How can we make sure that our classrooms reflect that awareness? Do we create flexible, customizable learning environments for students?
Consider how you have your classroom set up. We make certain that all students have access to a range of resources in the classroom when using a traditional face-to-face form of instruction. We arrange resources and give tools that encourage creative experimentation.
#3 Take a Time Out.
Sometimes we just need a brain break to get our creative juices flowing. not just us, but also our students.
Let’s be deliberate about allotting time and space so that students can pause, catch their breath, and think before getting back to work. I am aware that a day, a week, or a semester simply isn’t long enough for us to complete everything that needs to be done. Consequently, this tactic could appear to be ineffective. But consider how refreshed you feel after taking a food break or a brief walk.
These moments can be included in the day so that our students return to their job reenergized and prepared.
#4 Be curious.
Be curious about the world in which you live. Check things out. Track down any references. If you go deeper than everyone else, you’ll succeed, advises Austin Kleon, a best-selling author from Texas who specializes in illustrated books about creativity in the digital age.
When we are young, all of us naturally feel curious and want to discover “why?”
We could gradually lose this sense of wonder as time goes on, but we should always try to ask questions and be open to learning because this is how both large and incremental breakthroughs come about.
#5 Move out of your Comfort Zone.
We often settle into a comfort zone once we reach a certain level of proficiency in a certain profession. You’re more likely to innovate when a problem or desire pushes you outside of your comfort zone.
Surprisingly original ideas can emerge from deviations from the norm. Expand your imagination by entertaining crazy, ridiculous ideas, as if you were letting the fool in your court present crazy concepts.
Every brilliant idea sprouts from the potting soil of hundreds of terrible ones, and the fear of looking foolish is the main reason why most of us never reach the heights of our creative potential.
Create a team of creative people who can inspire you when you need an idea!
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