Magnify Your Mind!® Workshop — Creative Practices & The Private Eye®

— Looking & Thinking by Analogy


…where Professional Development is Professional Inspiration


What’s this workshop about?

- Paying attention. - Seeing the world fresh, beyond stereotypes and clichés. - Writing, drawing, thinking outside the banana.                     - Making creative breakthroughs that ignite innovation. - Discovering the planet of “No wrong answer”. - Falling in love with the world—enough to bother to save it.


What will you do?

Experience the drama and wonder of looking closely at the world, thinking by analogy, changing scale, and hypothesizing, inventing, and designing.


Why you should take it?

Make yourself laugh? Make others laugh? Learn how to cry yourself an ocean and build a boat to get you safely to shore? Build self-esteem and team-esteem?

See, again, with the bright eyes of a child? Velcro yourself to the nature of learning, growing, inventing, and yes, loving? All that, and more.

Who is it for?

Students, professors, professionals, doctors, lawyers, carpenters and cooks, plus your grandmother, your brother, your business partner, and most of all, you.


What’ll you walk away with?

A tool and a mindset that reengages the sense of wonder.

A rocket booster for invention.

An oil can for the brain.

A way to build the habits of mind for success in school and in life.


What others say?

"The Private Eye is fabulous for adults.  It gives people an immediate experience of the creative process."
       — Bonnie Zimmerman, MD, Stanford University Medical School


"The Private Eye is a wonderful contribution to literacy, poetry and ecological awareness."
       — Robert Hass, U.S. Poet Laureate and National Book Award winner, Professor, University of California at Berkeley, CA


"A visionary work.  The Private Eye is a gift to all those who care about language."
       — Richard Lederer, author of The Miracle of Language, Crazy English, and Pun and Games


"A really exciting way to bring out the gifted in everyone."
 — Joseph Renzulli, Director, The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented



Workshop Options?

Half Day, Full-Day, Two Days, or a Cruise


P.S. We haven’t done the creativity cruise, yet, but it’s only a matter of time…


Contact us:

The Private Eye Project,