Are Schools Killing Creativity In Kids?

March 6, 2009 · Print This Article

According to Ph. D. Sir Ken Robinson, schools are not allowing our children to be creative.  In fact, according to Professor Robinson, the present school system…world wide… stifles or kills creativity.


In is new book, The Element:  How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything,  he explores the need for more creativity in our in our school systems in order to prepare our children to meet the challenges they face in the next 20 years.    According to Robinson… present education is not preparing our children for their future.  Times have changed… and education has not kept up with present needs… let alone future demands.

For a long time, I have keenly felt the importance of parents and educators helping children discover and fulfill their dreams.   I devoted an entire chapter of my book,  5 Power Tips Moms Us For Raising Fantastic Kids,  to the subject.  I share ways you can discover, very early, what your child’s dreams and passions are.

Professor Robinson spoke at a Ted conference that was promoting creativity.  This information is so important, his 20 minute talk is included here.  You must take a few minutes to view his presentation.  You will clearly see why present education policies, and sometimes parents,  are killing creativity in our kids.

By the time you finish looking at this video, you will be convinced how important it is for us to revamp our present education systems  to allow for more creative expression so our kids can discover and follow their own dreams and passion.  Their future and ours depends upon it.

Absolutely true!

Till Later,

Insightful Nana

P.S.  In the second grade, I had one defining moment when, I knew I was going to be an artist.  In my book, I share that moment with you.

P.P.S.  Click on the books and get further information about Sir Ken Robinson


3 Responses to “Are Schools Killing Creativity In Kids?”

  1. KathrynNo Gravatar on March 6th, 2009 10:47 pm

    That is an exceptional video presentation with a powerful message.
    And once again, I-Nana has brought pearls of wisdom and given us the gifts of her insight.
    Thank you Kathy for your part in keeping creativity alive and flowing.

  2. The Eclectic WitchNo Gravatar on March 7th, 2009 12:56 am

    Great post! Happy Only the Good Fridays!

  3. Ask The Crystal Ball | Insightful Nana on March 30th, 2009 1:40 am

    […] It is said, by the time a college student reach his senior year, the information he learned, as freshmen, will be outdated. It’s time to really take a look at how our children and grandchildren are being educated. Does their education prepare them for the future? […]

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