are we educating children out of creativity? yes. no.


Marilyn Monroe. Plato. Chanel No.5. The Beastie Boys. Sunday Roast. Revlon Fire & Ice. Junior’s Strawberry Cheesecake. The 50/50 boot. Sir Ken Robinson.

My first introduction to Sir Ken Robinson was at an International Baccalaureate conference in New York City. His- what may have seemed radical– philosophy at that time told us that we got it all wrong. We got it all wrong because, as educators, we were killing the creativity in our nextgen thinkers. “We are educating people out of their creativity,” claimed Sir Robinson.

The message was a hard one to take in, and a mighty one to act upon. As I progressed in the number of years that I have been teaching, his message is the one I carry closest to my heart.

This is the video that got me all riled up. This is the video that got me moving.

Watch. Re-watch. ​

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