Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Besides being an entertaining speaker he has some very intelligent thoughts. Just listen while you are doing something.


10 Comments:

Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Yes

3/18/2009 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger betmo said...

um- short answer- yes. :) something has stifled the critical thinking skills out of so many folks.

3/19/2009 08:41:00 AM  
Blogger GJB said...

Thanks for sharing this clip. Might I note my favorite portion of your post is when you state "Just liten while yu are doing something". Hopefully something creative!

WHY HATE - Go Create!
(this is a HATE FREE comment)

3/20/2009 04:20:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Ole Blue-Yes! Yes!

Betmo!- Too true B!

GJB- LOL! Now that I am in school I can't imagine doing one thing at a time (Heck I barely did it before.)But you are right I am usually working on an art project for school whilst listening to my ted.com assignments which I then post and share w/you.

3/20/2009 07:47:00 AM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

"Do Schools Kill Creativity?"

No. Schools just sit there and regurgitates back the amount of caring that the public puts into it. Being the Husband of an Educator, we are constantly bombarded every where we go, with personalized rants about "the way schools are going to hell," punctuated with accusatory glares inferring it is our fault and we should be able to fix it. Some, I educate on the spot with small, easily understood words.:) To others, I always ask the same question: "How many hours have you donated to your local school/college/University this week?"

Have you attended any plays/sporting events/recitals/poetry readings whether or not you have a child in the school at present? Schools, contrary to popular belief, are not places we plug Suzy in, come back and get a fully educated person in 12 years, then unplug from the school and act as if it never existed!!

If creativity is being killed, people shouldn't look in the school yard. They should look in the mirror. There's not the least bit of creativity in the person that sits on their ass making asinine comments, wondering why the school is just like them! DUH!!!!!!!!!!.

/End of rant. Thanks for the space.:) You're working your ass off for your degree, so did my wife, so did I, and people who say such things piss me right off!)

3/23/2009 06:23:00 AM  
Blogger Easybreathingfella said...

Hi Mary,
long time away from the blogging, just beguining to catch up.
loved the Clip, I don't know what it's like in the states but over here the speaker as it bang on the button.
I will log on to Ted.com. Looks real good.
Regards
Keith.

4/03/2009 12:32:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

TUA- not criticizing teachers just the system that teaches to a test these days and writing formulas and slashes art classes from the budget.

4/11/2009 10:20:00 AM  
Blogger Fran said...

Hey Mary ~ Stopping by to wish you a Happy spring & to share this with you.... this has YOU written all over it.

I could see such a "flower bed" in your front yard!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0JkHMRVhJA&feature=player_embedded

4/12/2009 06:11:00 PM  
Blogger Leigh Russell said...

Can you 'kill' creativity? I don't think so. And what about parents taking some responsibility for their children? It's not only teachers, but social workers, police, doctors, all public services get very little support these days. Of course there are individuals in all those services who deserve to be publicly pilloried at the very least, but most are trying to do a good job under frequently difficult circumstances. Stop criticising and do something positive to help. It's easy to grumble (I do it all the time).

5/20/2009 04:16:00 AM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

I think that schools of this era are deliberately set up to press confirmity and stifle independent thought. Independent thinkers make it diffucult for the Government to impose its will (not to mention the probable dearth of military volunteers from an educated society.)

6/15/2009 02:59:00 PM  

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