Steal Like A Teacher: Thoughts on Austin Kleon's Creativity - The Jose Vilson

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Andrew B. Watt August 2, 2013 at 11:04 am

This is absolutely wonderful. Thanks. I’m going to check out Austin Kleon. Thanks for the recommendation, as well as the re-mixing of it to be of use to teachers.

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Jose Vilson August 4, 2013 at 11:47 am

Andrew, thank you for dropping by.

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Hal August 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm

What’s so great about this idea of stealing is that it’s exactly what we expect our students to do when we teach a simple lesson. We show them a new technique (say, how to multiply two digit numbers) and then we ask them to do the same. We have some kind of disconnect/gap in our minds when it comes to creative work, but in doing this we miss the big idea that creative work is underpinned by strong fundamentals. Abstraction and creativity don’t just fall out of the ether.

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Nightingale August 13, 2013 at 9:57 am

Great as usual, Mr. Vilson…I think I spend too much time reading your blog, but your thoughts on kids and education make me happy (when they should) and angry (when they should). Keep up the great work!

Soon-to-be teacher on the outskirst of Chicago

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