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The mind’s natural state may be to wander

Spontaneous thought happens when the mind is unconstrained or "wandering." Yet sometimes this feature is confused with mental illness or ADHD.

How can we define creativity?

Creativity is a highly prized dimension of student work and student growth, likely to be as or more important than rote learning.

Boy drew lynching, has to take mental health exam

Creativity takes a blow, and teachers who expect students to be artistic should be better trained or more qualified to evaluate that artistic output.

Research shows … happiness is key

Why do so many teachers (and parents) think kids need to be "happy" all the time? Don't cry, but there are bigger fish to fry.

Classical composers’ creativity & the blues

Great composers were most creative during periods in their lives when they felt the greatest sadness, new economics research suggests.

Algebra 1 PARCC question: graph y=mx+b

It's possible to estimate the solution to a system of linear equations by graphing them on a coordinate plane. Here's PBA #4.

Skepticism spike surrounding standardized tests

The gauges in our brains that track skepticism for the validity and even relevance of state tests are pegged off-scale high.