Presentation on theme: "Highly successful people have the ability to think "outside the box" to see new and creative solutions to problems. Experiences with art help nurture creativity,"— Presentation transcript:
1 Highly successful people have the ability to think "outside the box" to see new and creative solutions to problems. Experiences with art help nurture creativity, but some classroom practices can actually do the opposite.
2 Which Side of Your Brain is Dominant? Right Brain vs. Left BrainWhich Side of Your Brain is Dominant?
5 1. I constantly look at a clock or wear a watch 2 1. I constantly look at a clock or wear a watch 2. I keep a journal or diary of my thoughts 3. I believe there is a right and wrong way to do everything 4. I find it hard to follow directions precisely 5. I easily lose track of time 6. I frequently change my plans and find that sticking to a schedule is boring 7. I'd rather draw someone a map than tell them how to get somewhere 8. If I lost something, I'd try to remember where I saw it last
6 9. If I don't know usually which way to turn, I let my emotions guide me 10. I am good at Math 11. If I had to assemble something, I'd read the directions first. 12. I'm often late getting places 13. Some people think I'm psychic 14. Setting goals for myself helps keep me on track 15. I like to draw 16. If I have a tough decision to make, I write down the pros and the cons 17. I'd probably make a good detective
7 18. I am musically inclined 19 18. I am musically inclined 19. If I have a problem, I try to work it out by relating it to one I've had in the past 20. When I talk, I gesture a lot with my hands 21. I have considered becoming an architect, a politician, a poet or a dancer 22. I believe there are two sides to every story 23. I can tell if someone is lying or guilty just by looking at them 24. I keep a “to do” list 25. I feel comfortable expressing myself with words 26. Before I take a stand on an issue, I get all the facts
9 LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS uses logic detail oriented facts rule words and language present and past math and science can comprehend knowing acknowledges order/pattern perception knows object name reality based forms strategies practical safeRIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS uses feeling "big picture" oriented imagination rules symbols and images present and future philosophy & religion can "get it" (i.e. meaning) believes appreciates spatial perception knows object function fantasy based presents possibilities impetuous risk taking