Are Schools Killing Creativity?

This video is courtesy of TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design), a wonderful resource for all types of motivational speeches by world-renowned intellectuals, philanthropists, mover-shakers, pundits, and literati.  Here, Sir Ken Robinson addresses the issue of teaching creativity–or lack of– in schools.

I show this to my high school students. After viewing the 20 minute video, we discuss how  their most beloved possession ( the cell phone) is a reflection of creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.

 

 

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