The Paradox of Creativity and Rigor

Saturday, November 11
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: 213 D

The essence of creative ideation involves playing around with ideas and crossing boundaries. In contrast, the total creative product also requires organization and rigor. In the real world, a total package is often accomplished by a team that combines strengths and collaborates. In the classroom, highly creative children are often crippled by their avoidance of rigor and organization. In contrast, perfectionistic, well-organized children often fear moving out of the box into creativity.
This presentation focuses on practical strategies for teaching students how to manage the paradox and skills of both creativity and rigor so they can be productively creative.

Sylvia Rimm

Sylvia Rimm Ph.D., Director
Family Achievement Clinic (Cleveland, OH)

Dr. Sylvia Rimm is a psychologist who directs Family Achievement Clinic in Ohio and specializes in working with gifted children and adults. She is also a clinical professor at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Rimm speaks and publishes internationally on parenting, giftedness, creativity, and underachievement. Among her many books are Education of the Gifted and Talented, Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades and What You Can Do About It, How to Parent So Children Will Learn, See Jane Win®, How Jane Won, See Jane Win for Girls and Jane Wins Again. See Jane Win® was a New York Times Best Seller and was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and in People magazine.
Dr. Rimm was a longtime contributor to The Today Show and hosted Family Talk on public radio nationally. Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes presently features Dr. Rimm’s family segment, Creating Heroes, on their weekly CBS Saturday morning show.
Dr. Rimm serves as treasurer for the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children. She has received the prestigious Anne F. Isaacs, Robert Rossmiller and Palmarium awards for her lifetime contributions to gifted children.


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