Creativity, Week 1

We will begin our discussion of Creativity during this week, and continue with this topic through the month of March.  During our lessons this week, we’ll be talking about how Creativity helps us move outside our comfort zone, and deal constructively with mistakes when we try something new.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” — Joseph Chilton Pearce (author)

There is nothing wrong with making mistakes, as long as we learn something from them.  When we step outside our comfort zone to try something new, we’re going to make a lot of mistakes at first.  This is a natural part of the learning process.  Everyone has to develop the ability to look at the consequences of their actions, see that they have made a mistake, and make a correction.  If you don’t know how to fix a mistake and do better next time, ask for help.  Your parents, friends, and teachers want what is best for you, and are willing to help you find a new, creative approach or solution.  We should all keep an open mind about our mistakes — give yourself the freedom to dream, invent, grow and change.

Discussion Questions:

1)  Tell us about a time you stepped outside your comfort zone?

2)  What do you do when you make a mistake?

3)  How can you adjust your plan if things aren’t going well?

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