Odyssey of the Mind

  • What is Odyssey of the Mind?

    The Odyssey of the Mind teaches students to learn creative problem-solving methods while having fun in the process. For more than twenty five years, this unique program has helped teachers generate excitement in their students. By tapping into creativity, and through encouraging imaginative paths to problem-solving, students learn skills that will provide them with the ability to solve problems -- great and small -- for a lifetime. The Odyssey of the Mind teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems that appeal to a wide range of interests. Students learn how to identify challenges and to think creatively to solve those problems. They are free to express their ideas and suggestions without fear of criticism. The creative problem-solving process rewards thinking "outside of the box." While conventional thinking has an important place in a well-rounded education, students need to learn how to think creatively and productively. 

    For more information, visit: www.odysseyofthemind.com.

    Odyssey of the Mind at Sequoia Middle School

    Sequoia has been participating in Odyssey of the Mind since 2010, and it remains a popular enrichment option for many of our students. While the SMS provides support by way of membership/organization, individual teams rely on parent volunteers. Please email Kevin Knoedler (sequoiaodyssey@gmail.com) if you are interested in coaching a team.