Daily Archives: December 12th, 2011

Creating Education

“Creativity gives rise to the limited out of the unlimited, to sanity out of madness, to the valuable out of the priceless, to abundance out of nothingness, to the original out of the familiar and to hope out of despair.” —Wallace Huey

I believe our children deserve an education more suited to their individual needs. Their development and creativity are society’s guide to progress, and America will change for the better in accordance with their self-awareness and acceptance, not their test scores.

If our tolerance and care for them as young individuals were reflected in their care for others, what else would be needed to insure the strength and will of the people? At the end of the day, everything depends on it. Our real national security, I think, is not in our military might, but in preparing our children to be happy with themselves, to live peacefully and thoughtfully in the world with others, and to enjoy their own talents.

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? is an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. An internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources, Robinson expresses a desire to “allow” for the best in all of us before it’s too late.

I especially liked his recounting of an interview with Gillian Lynne, highlighting a need to consider individuals in different stages of development.

Gillian Lynne
This is the most viewed TedTalk of all time:

“When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.” —Anthony J. D’Angelo