EMPOWERING STUDENTS TO LEARN WITH CREATIVE CONFIDENCE
Learn with Creative Confidence is our K-6 asset-based, bilingual curriculum that uses 10 Principles of Creativity to engage students, teachers, and families and to create a positive school community. We provide our partners, from individual teachers to entire schools, with training, curriculum, and on-going support at a cost that meets any budget.
THE PILLARS OF OUR PROGRAMMING ARE 10 PRINCIPLES OF CREATIVITY
We help teachers integrate the 10 Principles into all aspects of the educational setting. The Principles provide a consistent, constructive vocabulary to develop confident learners and to create a positive climate and culture in the learning environment.
My ideas come from who I am
I can make something from nothing
I like to learn new things & try out new ideas
I can do things in unexpected ways
I know my best ideas take time
I can share my feelings in different ways
I trust myself & what feels right to me
I pay attention to myself & my world
I come up with & use good ideas in all parts of my life
I get ideas from my everyday life & world
CREATIVE CONFIDENCE BUILDS SELF-EFFICACY
When students become confident learners, the likelihood for success is dramatically increased. Legendary Stanford psychology professor Albert Bandura has shown that “our belief systems affect our actions, goals, and perception. Individuals who come to believe that they can effect change in their lives and worlds are more likely to accomplish what they set out to do. [They] set their sights higher, try harder, persevere longer, and show more resilience in the face of [adversity].” (Source: “Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All” by David Kelley and Tom Kelley)
THE STORY OF CHOOSE CREATIVITY
Marina and Kevin Krim established the Lulu & Leo Fund, which developed into Choose Creativity, in memory of their children Lulu and Leo, who were lost in a tragedy in October 2012. The organization’s work seeks to honor the role of creativity in their lives. Marina and Kevin developed the 10 Principles of Creativity directly from their experience of rebuilding their family and lives. To date, Choose Creativity has reached nearly 1,500 educators and 27,000 kids.