Encourage Girls to Identify Problems and Find Soultions

Encourage girls to identify problems

For young girls, every day is a new adventure of first-time experiences, discovering boundaries along the way. The entrepreneurial twist is to encourage girls to identify their problems and think about solutions to frustrations, focusing and improving on their ideas, with just enough guidance and assistance from grown-ups. When I teach 5-year-olds, I’m continually struck … Read more

Measure The Quest For Knowledge

Make quantitative creative

Over the last six posts, I’ve outlined six of the seven strategies for encouraging creativity and curiosity in young girls, which I’ve identified through my own work and teaching, and through the findings that Frans Johannson explored in his book The Medici Effect. So far, I’ve introduced you to strategies for: Reawakening a drive in children … Read more

Intergrate Art and Design to Encourage Girls in Science

Integrate Art and Design

All science touches on art; all art has a scientific side. The worst scientist is he who is not an artist; the worst artist is he who is no scientist. — Armand Trousseau, noted 19th-century French physician In my last several posts, I’ve been outlining strategies for encouraging creativity in girls, and in developing their … Read more

Help Girls to Learn How Creative Steam Can Be

STEAM fields can be wildy creative

Over my last few posts, you’ve discovered four of the seven strategies that I’ve been outlining for you that can help you encourage creativity and curiosity in girls. So far, I’ve explored the need to reawaken a drive in children, to encourage children to learn differently, to allow children’s play to be a creative outlet … Read more

The ‘Medici Effect’ of Entrepreneurial Thinking

Medici Effect of Entrepreneurial Thinking

A family that lived in Italy 700 years ago changed history so much that we still talk about it today. The Medici were wealthy, entrepreneurial, politically powerful, religiously connected (producing four popes) and, as if that weren’t enough, influential in helping to kick-start the Italian Renaissance. The Medici were a curiosity-driven bunch. They loved a good conversation, … Read more

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