While there are hundreds of books on how to be more creative at work and home, Fizzle to Sizzle is the first book to explore the reasons why our creative spirit is in such short supply in the first place. It includes dynamic investigations that offer insights into the personal and societal barriers to creative expression. You’ll discover how your teachers miseducated you, why the right answer is usually wrong, and the “killer phrases” that often get in the way of creative thinking. Fredericks reveals what creative souls and dynamic thinkers already know, and shows 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, Fizzle to Sizzle is not the usual compendium of creativity strategies, but rather a book that examines why creativity is often a challenge and how that knowledge can change your life and change your thinking…forever!
About the Author
Anthony D. Fredericks, Ed.D. is a nationally recognized educator well known for his practical teacher materials and 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). 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.