Sunday, April 26, 2015


Photo by Andrei Niemimäki

I've always been a maker. I love making resources for teachers. I love creating slides for presentations. I love writing children's books, like Wendell the World's Worst Wizard. I co-founded Write About. As a teacher, I've always been passionate about allowing kids to be creative. It's why we painted murals and made documentaries my first few years. It's why I enjoy the Create a Product and Make a Video Game project with my current students. So, here are some of my posts and resources connected to creativity.

Popular Posts about Creativity

The Five Types of Creative Teachers
Seven Surprising Things About Creativity
That's Not Why We Make Things
I Hid My Art
Originality Starts with Being Unoriginal
Being Unproductive to Be Productive
Think Inside the Box
The Motive for Making
To Reach a Larger Audience, You Have to Think Smaller
Creativity Never Runs Out
What if Passion Isn't Always Exciting?
Phoenix, Portland, and the Creative Power of Limitations
Why We Take Pictures
When Creativity Isn't Fun
Your First Draft Will Probably Suck -- And That's Okay
Why Consuming Is Necessary for Creating
How Do You Measure the Success of a Creative Work?


Click on any of the links below and get the resource mailed directly to your inbox. 
Create a Product - Coming Soon
Geek Out Project - Coming Soon
Scratch Video Game Project - Coming Soon


The following are workshops or sessions that I have given on the topic of assessment. Contact me at if you are interested in having me lead a training.

  • Everyone Is Creative (Keynote): The phrase "creative type" and "Creative Class" suggest that creativity is something that only meant for a certain segment of our population. This is one of the many myths we explore together as we explore what it means to empower students to become creative thinkers.

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