How will you create the conditions for creative minds to flourish?
Creativity is a mindset that we are all born with. Unfortunately, a creative mind that lies dormant will atrophy over time. Like any muscle, the more we exercise our creative minds, the sharper they become. Creativity is about connecting seemingly disparate ideas through innovative thinking, intentional questioning and critical reflection, to produce original ideas that have purpose and value. We live in a world where we have a surplus of complex problems and interrelated issues. We need more creative thinkers, capable of seeing the connections and patterns between these multi-layered issues. We need creative thinkers, that will ask more beautiful questions and inspire more meaningful answers. Let me help you develop a culture that fosters the conditions for all creative minds to flourish.
How will your organization generate creative energy to illuminate innovative ideas?
Jason Blair believes the creativity of our children will change the world. As a 20 year veteran arts educator, everyday he is fortunate to learn from the creative geniuses that step into his art studio. He believes that we can empower students to tap into their creative potential, if we as educators nurture our own growth as creative change agents. To empower creativity in his students, Jason believes the educator must be the classroom creativity whisperer, building a community in which creativity is valued and thinking different is not just safe, but celebrated. Jason has established himself as a creativity specialist, capable of cultivating the creative dispositions that will illuminate imaginative ideas and help inspire innovative practice. He received his MA in art education from The Ohio State University. Currently, he teaches elementary art in Dublin, Ohio.