Habits of the Creative Mind

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Author: Richard E. Miller,Ann Jurecic

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319030459

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Habits of the Creative Mind is not another textbook. Instead, Habits of the Creative Mind is a series of guideposts taking your students off the beaten path of five paragraph essays and rote responses. Portable and flexibly arranged, it works beautifully alone or as a supplement to other materials. In this refreshingly conversational volume, your students will learn to trust and refine their own thinking and improve their writing—at all skill levels. They will have access to Richard E. Miller’s and Ann Jurecic’s much acclaimed, truly unique approach to posing and exploring questions, and facing complexity—in which there are no limits to how far a student may go with his or her thinking and writing. Instantly accessible and instantly flexible, all your students need to do is dive in anywhere in the book and be ready to try something new. And throughout, they will benefit from innovative, manageable exercises—which may be completed in any order—to help them along the way. In the Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing, the Council for Writing Program Administrators, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the National Writing Project all affirm the need to shift the emphasis in writing instruction to habits of mind. This book answers that call—and gives your students the tools they need to rise to the occasion.

Wired to Create

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

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Author: Scott Barry Kaufman,Carolyn Gregoire

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698191250

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Discover the ten things highly creative people do differently. Is it possible to make sense of something as elusive as creativity? Based on psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman’s groundbreaking research and Carolyn Gregoire’s popular article in the Huffington Post, Wired to Create offers a glimpse inside the “messy minds” of highly creative people. Revealing the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology, along with engaging examples of artists and innovators throughout history, the book shines a light on the practices and habits of mind that promote creative thinking. Kaufman and Gregoire untangle a series of paradoxes— like mindfulness and daydreaming, seriousness and play, openness and sensitivity, and solitude and collaboration – to show that it is by embracing our own contradictions that we are able to tap into our deepest creativity. Each chapter explores one of the ten attributes and habits of highly creative people: Imaginative Play * Passion * Daydreaming * Solitude * Intuition * Openness to Experience * Mindfulness * Sensitivity * Turning Adversity into Advantage * Thinking Differently With insights from the work and lives of Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Marcel Proust, David Foster Wallace, Thomas Edison, Josephine Baker, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, musician Thom Yorke, chess champion Josh Waitzkin, video-game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, and many other creative luminaries, Wired to Create helps us better understand creativity – and shows us how to enrich this essential aspect of our lives. From the Hardcover edition.

Swamplandia

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Author: Karen Russell

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036991603

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Die Familie Bigtree ist weit über Floridas Sümpfe hinaus für ihren Vergnügungspark Swamplandia berühmt. Ava träumte schon immer davon, der große Star der Alligatoren-Show zu werden, doch seit dem Tod ihrer Mutter bleiben die Zuschauer weg. Nachdem erst ihr Bruder, dann ihr Vater aufs Festland verschwunden sind, ist das Mädchen alleine für die Insel und die siebzig Alligatoren verantwortlich – und für ihre ältere Schwester Osceola, die ihr Herz an einen Geist verloren hat. Als auch noch Osceola abhaut, bricht Ava zu einer gefährlichen Odyssee durch den Sumpf auf. Statt gegen Alligatoren kämpft sie nun um ihre Familie und entpuppt sich dabei als wahre Heldin.

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum

Practical and Creative Strategies for Teachers

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Author: Arthur L. Costa,Bena Kallick

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416607633

Category: Education

Page: 237

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Distinguished educators Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick present this collection of stories by educators around the world who have successfully implemented the habits in their day-to-day teaching in K-12 classrooms. The collective wisdom and experience of these thoughtful practitioners provide readers with insight into the transdisciplinary nature of the 16 Habits of Mind--intelligent behaviors that lead to success in school and the larger world--as well as model lessons and suggestions for weaving the habits into daily instruction in language arts, music, physical education, social studies, math, foreign language, and other content areas. Readers will come to understand that, far from an "add-on" to the curriculum, the habits are an essential element for helping students at all grade levels successfully deal with the challenges they face in school and beyond. As in all their books on the Habits of Mind, Costa and Kallick have a broad and worthwhile goal in mind. As they say in the concluding chapter of this volume, "If we want a future that is much more thoughtful, vastly more cooperative, greatly more compassionate, and a whole lot more loving, then we have to invent it. That future is in our homes, schools, and classrooms today. The Habits of Mind are the tools we all can use to invent our desired vision of the future."

Courageous Vulnerability

Ethics and Knowledge in Proust, Bergson, Marcel, and James

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Author: Rosa Slegers

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004181881

Category: Philosophy

Page: 255

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This work develops the ethical attitude of courageous vulnerability through the integration of the phenomenon of involuntary memory in Marcel Proust's work and a variety of closely related themes taken from the philosophies of Henri Bergson, William James, and Gabriel Marcel.

Developing Habits of Mind in Secondary Schools

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Author: Karen Boyes,Graham C. Watts

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416608885

Category: Education

Page: 402

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Take educational outcomes way beyond facts and information with these tools for teaching students how to think and behave intelligently when they encounter problems and challenges. Karen Boyes, New Zealand author.

Die 7 Wege zur Effektivität

Prinzipien für persönlichen und beruflichen Erfolg

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Author: Stephen R. Covey

Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3897495732

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

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Auch nach 25 Jahren haben die „7 Wege“ von Stephen R. Covey weder an Relevanz noch an Aktualität verloren. Die zentrale Botschaft des Buches: Nicht angelernte Erfolgstechniken, sondern Charakter, Kompetenz und Vertrauen führen zu einem erfüllten und erfolgreichen Leben. Dies gilt heute mehr denn je. Und nach wie vor gehört das Buch zu den meist gelesenen Businessbüchern weltweit. Zum 25-jährigen Jubiläum des Buches erscheint die Neuauflage mit einem Nachruf der neun Covey-Kinder und dem letzten Interview mit Stephen R. Covey. • Weltbestseller mit über 25 Millionen verkauften Exemplaren • Neuauflage mit einem letzten Interview von Covey kurz vor seinem Tod • Mit einem Nachruf der neun Covey-Kinder auf ihren Vater

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind

16 Essential Characteristics for Success

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Author: Arthur L. Costa,Bena Kallick

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416616497

Category: Education

Page: 424

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In Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, noted educators Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick present a comprehensive guide to shaping schools around Habits of Mind. The habits are a repertoire of behaviors that help both students and teachers successfully navigate the various challenges and problems they encounter in the classroom and in everyday life. The Habits of Mind include * Persisting * Managing impulsivity * Listening with understanding and empathy * Thinking flexibly * Thinking about thinking (metacognition) * Striving for accuracy * Questioning and posing problems * Applying past knowledge to new situations * Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision * Gathering data through all senses * Creating, imagining, innovating * Responding with wonderment and awe * Taking responsible risks * Finding humor * Thinking interdependently * Remaining open to continuous learning This volume brings together--in a revised and expanded format--concepts from the four books in Costa and Kallick's earlier work Habits of Mind: A Developmental Series. Along with other highly respected scholars and practitioners, the authors explain how the 16 Habits of Mind dovetail with up-to-date concepts of what constitutes intelligence; present instructional strategies for activating the habits and creating a "thought-full" classroom environment; offer assessment and reporting strategies that incorporate the habits; and provide real-life examples of how communities, school districts, building administrators, and teachers can integrate the habits into their school culture. Drawing upon their research and work over many years, in many countries, Costa and Kallick present a compelling rationale for using the Habits of Mind as a foundation for leading, teaching, learning, and living well in a complex world.

Die Macht der Gewohnheit: Warum wir tun, was wir tun

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Author: Charles Duhigg

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827070740

Category: History

Page: 416

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Seit kurzem versuchen Hirnforscher, Verhaltenspsychologen und Soziologen gemeinsam neue Antworten auf eine uralte Frage zu finden: Warum tun wir eigentlich, was wir tun? Was genau prägt unsere Gewohnheiten? Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele aus der Forschung wie dem Alltag erzählt Charles Duhigg von der Macht der Routine und kommt dem Mechanismus, aber auch den dunklen Seiten der Gewohnheit auf die Spur. Er erklärt, warum einige Menschen es schaffen, über Nacht mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören (und andere nicht), weshalb das Geheimnis sportlicher Höchstleistung in antrainierten Automatismen liegt und wie sich die Anonymen Alkoholiker die Macht der Gewohnheit zunutze machen. Nicht zuletzt schildert er, wie Konzerne Millionen ausgeben, um unsere Angewohnheiten für ihre Zwecke zu manipulieren. Am Ende wird eines klar: Die Macht von Gewohnheiten prägt unser Leben weit mehr, als wir es ahnen.

The Creative Mind

An Introduction to Metaphysics

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Author: Henri Bergson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119246

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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The Nobel Laureate discusses not only how and why he became a philosopher but also his conception of philosophy as a field distinct from science and literature.

Perfekt! Der überlegene Weg zum Erfolg

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Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446438203

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Wie haben wir Erfolg, ohne verbissen zu sein? Wie schaffen wir es, unser Privatleben und unseren Beruf so miteinander zu verbinden, dass sie sich ergänzen und bereichern? Wie schöpfen wir aus der Fülle, statt uns vom Alltag auffressen zu lassen? Um all diese Fragen geht es in „Perfekt!“, dem neuen Buch von Robert Greene („Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“). Und der Bestseller-Autor aus den USA bietet Lösungen: Mit Beispielen aus der Welt der Literatur und der Geschichte zeigt er, wie wir Schritt für Schritt herausfinden, wo unsere wirklichen Talente liegen und wie wir jene elegante Souveränität erlangen, nach der viele streben, die aber nur wenige erreichen.

Lebe nach deinen eigenen Regeln

10 Schritte zum unkonventionellen Denken

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Author: Vishen Lakhiani

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843715629

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

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Was, wenn all unsere Ideen und Konzepte von Liebe, Spiritualität, Arbeit und Glück auf falschen Regeln basieren? Vishen Lakhiani, der Shootingstar im Bereich Persönlichkeitsentwicklung, zeigt, wie wir lernen können, unkonventionell zu denken. Er verbindet moderne Spiritualität, methodisches Denken, Ideenreichtum und Humor zu einem revolutionären 10-Punkte-Programm für ein neues, gesteigertes Verständnis des menschlichen Selbst. So kann jeder sein volles Potential entfalten und ein glückliches und außergewöhnliches Leben führen. Dieses Buch stellt bestehende Normen auf den Kopf und erklärt, wie man ein Leben nach ganz eigenen Maßstäben führt. Es ebnet den Weg zu kreativer Selbstverwirklichung.

The Creative Habit

Learn It and Use It for Life

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Author: Twyla Tharp

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439106568

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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One of the world’s leading creative artists, choreographers, and creator of the smash-hit Broadway show, Movin’ Out, shares her secrets for developing and honing your creative talents—at once prescriptive and inspirational, a book to stand alongside The Artist’s Way and Bird by Bird. All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, The Creative Habit provides you with thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career. In "Where's Your Pencil?" Tharp reminds you to observe the world -- and get it down on paper. In "Coins and Chaos," she gives you an easy way to restore order and peace. In "Do a Verb," she turns your mind and body into coworkers. In "Build a Bridge to the Next Day," she shows you how to clean the clutter from your mind overnight. Tharp leads you through the painful first steps of scratching for ideas, finding the spine of your work, and getting out of ruts and into productive grooves. The wide-open realm of possibilities can be energizing, and Twyla Tharp explains how to take a deep breath and begin...

Der Weg des Künstlers

Ein spiritueller Pfad zur Aktivierung unserer Kreativität

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Author: Julia Cameron

Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook

ISBN: 3426422220

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

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Die eigene Kreativität mit dem völlig neu überarbeiteten Bestseller entdecken: Das 12-Wochen-Programm von Julia Cameron führt Sie auf eine Entdeckungsreise zur eigenen Kreativität. Lernen Sie alle Hindernisse wie Ängste und Abhängigkeiten beiseite zu räumen und befreien Sie so Ihr kreatives Potenzial. Gestalten Sie Ihr Leben reicher, lebendiger und erfüllter. Die Autorin besitzt die Weisheit und Authentizität derjenigen, die das, was sie lehren, selbst intensiv durchlebt haben.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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Author: Stephen R. Covey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743272455

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

View: 8630

A leading management consultant outlines seven organizational rules for improving effectiveness and increasing productivity at work and at home.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Personal Workbook

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Author: Stephen R. Covey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847375170

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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Stephen Covey's THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE took the self-help market by storm in 1990 and has enjoyed phenomenal sales ever since. With over 15 million copies in print, the book has become a classic. Now a touchstone for millions of individuals, as well as for families and businesses, the integrated, principle-centered 7 Habits philosophy has helped readers find solutions to their personal and professional problems, and achieve a life characterized by fairness, integrity, honesty, and dignity. Covey's tried and true step-by-step approach can now be even more thoroughly explored in this new workbook. With the same clarity and assurance that Covey's readers have come to know and love, the workbook helps readers further understand, appreciate, and internalize the power of the 7 Habits. These engaging, in-depth exercises allow readers - both devotees and newcomers - to get their hands dirty as they develop a philosophy for success, set personal goals, and improve their relationships.

Wittenberg: An American College

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Author: William A. Kinnison

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145008141X

Category: Education

Page: 437

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"Half of all the colleges founded before the Civil War did not survive. Wittenberg did. This is the story of a college on the Ohio frontier that sought to Americanize millions of German immigrants and to Americanize the German Lutheran Church. In spite of that, Wittenberg was caught in the anti-foreign prejudice of “Nativists” who feared the influence of immigrants on American institutions. The school prospered after the Civil War as America embraced German culture from classical music to the Christmas tree. The school again faced prejudice in the anti-German furor of World War I. Simultaneously, this is the story of students and faculty coping with the pressures of a nation going from the poverty of the rural frontier to the wealth of an urban-industrial society and how they and Wittenberg changed."

Die 7 Wege zur Effektivität für Jugendliche

ein Wegweiser für mehr Erfolg

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Author: Sean Covey

Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3897496631

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 351

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Teenager zu sein ist wunderbar, aber auch eine große Herausforderung. In Die 7 Wege zur Effektivität für Teens bereitet Sean Covey die zeitlosen Prinzipien der 7 Wege zur Effektivität von seinem Vater Stephen R. Covey für Jugendliche auf, damit sie die Probleme und Entscheidungen, mit denen sie konfrontiert werden, bewältigen können. Der unterhaltsam geschriebene Ratgeber wird jungen Menschen helfen, Schritt für Schritt ihr Selbstbild zu verbessern, Freundschaften aufzubauen, ihre Ziele zu erreichen, mit Eltern und Lehrern auszukommen kurz gesagt: ihr Leben zu meistern. Außerdem ist das Buch prallvoll mit Comics von Timo Wuerz, großartigen Zitaten und unglaublichen Geschichten über Teens aus der ganzen Welt!