THIRTY FOR CREATIVITY: “Creativity flourishes in a ‘congenial environment.'” The notion may be obvious to many educators and only possible for a few, but this research-grounded suggestion (from Leonard’s favorite researcher and make-believe friend, Mike C.) for fostering creativity in the classroom is the kind of stuff we should be adding to learning standards. It also comes in at #8 on TeachThought's 30 ideas for fostering creativity. The entire list doubles down on the budding movement to include design-thinking in the classroom. If that term is still brand new to you, poke around this great resource from the Stanford d.school. For the bonus roll, check out Eric Barker’s seven things we can learn from creative geniuses.