Do Schools Kill Creativity? Weekend Wonderings

Disclaimer: We are attending a homeschool conference this weekend. My three kids were homeschooled and my grandchildren are being homeschooled, or “life-schooled” as we like to call it. So our slant is favorable to alternative ways of educating our children!

In one of the workshops today, the speaker mentioned the work of a TEDtalks speaker named Sir Ken Robinson. Perhaps you have heard of him. He is a creativity expert and author/educator.

The TED website has this to say about him: “Why don’t we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it’s because we’ve been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies — far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity — are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences.”

“We are educating people out of their creativity.” ~Sir Ken Robinson

Take time this weekend to listen to this video. Perhaps it will challenge you to think differently about creativity.

Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson

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