Why “outside the box thinking” is so important and how to foster it in children

by Beverly Stewart, M.Ed.

Outside the box thinking. It’s a popular catch phrase. But, what does it mean really?

According to Wikipedia, “Thinking outside the box… is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective.”

The result of learning to think beyond the conventional viewpoint results in truly inventive solutions to all types of problems. From an educational perspective, when students learn to think innovatively from a young age, their future is limitless!

Learning to think outside the box should never become a chore or relegated to the kids’ “To Do List,” however. Creativity should