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Hard, but not TOO hard

The Artdog Quote of the Week

For artists, scientists, inventors, schoolchildren, and the rest of us, intrinsic motivation--the drive to do something because it is interesting, challenging, and absorbing--is essential for high levels of creativity. --Daniel Pink

As a teacher, my goal was always to structure my lessons for maximum interest. I tried to challenge my students just enough to make problems hard, but not too hard. This approach is backed up by psychological research.

IMAGE: Many thanks to SnackNation, for this illustrated Dan Pink quote.

Full-immersion is good

The Artdog Quote of the Week

The quotes this month have been selected on the theme of being creative in harmony with nature. This quote from Christi Krug offers an important aspect of that goal-seeking.

IMAGE: Many thanks to Goluputtar, for this image and quote from Christi Krug.

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