Want to get stronger? Do 100 push-ups everyday. Want to learn Italian? Throw yourself into an immersive experience and try not to default to your native tongue. Want to be creative? Experience frustration in an attempt to solve a problem. That is the message of IMAGINE: How Creativity Works. Take a few minutes to watch it for yourself.
Applications for Education
Students sometimes wonder why we let them struggle with a difficult concept. When you have a few minutes before class that you think might struggle with something new, show them part or all of this to remind them that it’s okay to feel frustration and that feeling won’t last forever.
H/T to Brain Pickings.