Are You Growing or Killing Creativity?

It’s been ten years since Sir ken Robinson gave his inciting Ted Talk, Do Schools Kill Creativity? Since then his books and talks continue to challenge us to transform education— to value varied talents, build creativity, and help people find their element.

Here are some questions and recommendations with quotes from his book Out of Our Minds, Learning to be Creative

“It is often said that education and training are the keys to the future. They are, but a key can be turned in two directions. Turn it one way and you lock resources away, even from those they belong to. Turn it the other way and you release resources and give people back to themselves. To realize our true creative potential—in our organizations, in our schools and in our communities—we need to think differently about ourselves and to act differently towards each other. We must learn to be creative.”  —Sir Ken Robinson

 

How do we help our kids be more creative?  

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Book Review: InsightOut by Tina Seelig

Have you ever attended an author talk as part of a book launch? The energy and excitement is palpable as you are experiencing the reality of someone getting their ideas out of their head and into the world. Lucky me, I got to head to Palo Alto a few weeks ago to a Kepler’s Book  speaker … Read moreBook Review: InsightOut by Tina Seelig

Cultivating the Future: Inspiring Communities of Learners

Cultivating the Future: Inspiring Communities of Learners at www.LisaNalbone.com

Teachers* have an opportunity to cultivate the future by inspiring communities of learners. Last week when I read the  Atlantic.com article by Michael Godsey, The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what’s left for classroom instructors to do?  I couldn’t respond quickly or coherently enough. I wanted to … Read moreCultivating the Future: Inspiring Communities of Learners

Book Review: Counterfeit Kids by Rod Baird

“Our children are initiated into the college cult, introduced to the “make or break” importance of getting into a good college, almost from the time they are born, so that by the time they enter high school they are rigid faithful followers, but by the time they are upperclassmen they know the game, one way … Read moreBook Review: Counterfeit Kids by Rod Baird