Reading From Fizzle to Sizzle you will discover why the right answer is usually wrong. You will learn the “killer phrases” that often get in the way of creative thinking, and how your teachers and other influencers unconsciously guided you away from creativity. There are many books on how to be more creative at work and home. From Fizzle to Sizzle is the first to explore the reasons why our creative spirit is in such short supply in the first place. Then it offers easy to follow advice on how to regain your creativity.
From Fizzle to Sizzle includes dynamic investigations that offer insights into the personal and societal barriers to creative expression. Fredericks reveals how a knowledge of creativity barriers can help you create innovative and satisfying solutions in the workplace, your education, and your personal life! Entertaining, provocative, and fun, From Fizzle to Sizzle is not the usual compendium of creativity strategies. It is a book that examines why creativity is often a challenge and how that knowledge can change your life and change your thinking…forever!
Anthony D. Fredericks, Ed.D., is a psychologytoday.com contributor with his regular “Creative Insights” articles. He is a nationally recognized educator well known for his stimulating and engaging conference presentations. A retired professor of education from York College of Pennsylvania, he is an award-winning and best-selling author of more than 150 books, including teacher resource materials (Guided Reading in Grades 3-6), children’s books (Mountain Night, Mountain Day; The Tsunami Quilt), and adult non-fiction titles (The Secret Life of Clams and The Adjunct Professors Complete Guide to Teaching College). His extensive background includes experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, professional storyteller, curriculum coordinator, educational consultant, and staff developer. He won the 2004 International Reading Association Teacher’s Choice Award, the 2007 Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year, 2008 World Storytelling Award.