“Creativity is the ability to look at the ordinary and see the extraordinary.” –Dewitt Jones
Well, it’s back to school time, and one of the themes my school is adopting this year is one based on creativity! Of course this is right up my alley! Our principal showed us a short film narrated by National Geographic photographer and motivational speaker, Dewitt Jones. I found this film to be incredibly inspiring and motivating. I tried to see if it was available for online viewing, but it looks as if it has to be purchased. However, there are a couple videos by him that I found on You Tube. If you can take a look at his films especially “Everyday Creativity” and “Celebrate What’s Right With the World,” you will find a fresh, new way of approaching your creativity each day. One of the quotes that stood out to me was: “Creativity is the ability to look at the ordinary and see the extraordinary.” – Dewitt Jones
I also loved his comments on the idea that creativity is simply “falling in love with the world.” Wow!
I am inspired to infuse more creativity into my job as a teacher, as well as my every day interactions with others. Making a cute necklace, or crocheting a hat is obvious creativity, but how nice is it that we can enhance each day with a creative spark.