Creativity means thinking of new ways to do things. When faced with a problem, creative people define the issue clearly and then come up with multiple solutions.
There are so many different ways in which you can be creative. These include writing (developing ideas), art, music, craft and even using an everyday household object in a new way. The girl who thought in pictures is about Temple Grandin, a scientist who used her ability to think differently to solve some important problems.
Open-mindedness is thinking things through and examining them from all sides. It means being open to different people and ideas and changing your own beliefs if necessary.
Open minded people treat others fairly, they are empathetic and are good at looking at both sides of the story. They are unbiased and good at considering the views of others.
In the following stories, talk about your bias as a reader towards a tough looking pirate and how this bias changes as you get to know the character. Then, think about the bias of the mother towards the bikies.
Persistence means I work hard to finish what I start. I don’t give up.
“If Perseverance (persistence) is your top strength, you work hard to
finish what you start. No matter the project, you “get it out the door” in
timely fashion. You do not get distracted when you work, and you take
satisfaction in completing tasks”.
According to Angela Duckworth it is “grit” that makes people
successful. Grit is a combination of passion and persistence
(perseverance) and can grow. Grit is a bit like drive and is the secret to
Having a range of problem-solving skills on board enable us to cope with challenges we may fact in the future. The World Health Organisation identifies problem-solving as a key skill for health. Problem solving is about being able to think critically and evaluate the consequences of various actions.