Gever Tulley teaches life lessons through tinkering - "Gever Tulley uses engaging photos and footage to demonstrate the valuable lessons kids learn at his Tinkering School. When given tools, materials and guidance, these young imaginations run wild and creative problem-solving takes over to build unique boats, bridges and even a rollercoaster!"
Gever Tulley: 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do - "At TED U, Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, spells out 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do -- and why a little danger is good for both kids and grownups." (TED - Hebrew: www.ted.com/...)
Gever Tulley founded Tinkering School in 2005 in order to learn how children become competent and to explore the notion that kids can build anything, and through building, learn anything. The foundation of Tinkering School is putting power-tools in the hands of 8 year-olds; using real tools and real materials to build big projects. Really big projects.
Kiran Bir Sethi teaches kids to take charge: "Kiran Bir Sethi shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life's most valuable lesson: "I can." Watch her students take local issues into their own hands, lead other young people, even educate their parents." (TED talk - Hebrew: www.ted.com/...)
Creativity is the ability to make something unique, to envision things that don’t exist and to make common things special. Creativity is the ability to look at everyday items in new ways. Creativity is about thinking, exploring, discovering and imagining. Ways to Encourage Creativity through 10. Encourage creative problem solving in all parts of the curriculum.
List of picture books that have positive messages and valuable character building lessons,