Do Schools Kill Creativity?

“For most of us, the problem isn’t that we aim too high and fail – it’s just the opposite – we aim too low and succeed.” ~ Ken Robinson


2014-0103 Sir Ken RobinsonOn 12/24/2013, I published a post titled “Learning About Happiness” which, as you might guess is about happiness. Some people, felt the post was an attack on the education system or on specific teachers. My intention was to make a statement about a positive attitude and happiness, not homeschooling, education, or specific teachers. For the record, I believe that the public education system is desperately in need of restructuring, but I also believe it is perfect, as is, for some people. Similarly, I believe that private schools, charter schools, and homeschooling are not perfect solutions and they do not provide the best education or experience for everyone. I do not believe there is one specific solution that works for everyone. Some people may understand a subject quickly, while other people may require more time. Some people may learn one or more subjects by simply listening to a teacher, while other people may require more or different (visual or kinesthetic) interaction.

Logan LaPlante, whose TEDx talk appeared in the previously mentioned post, referred to a TED video viewed by 200,000,000 people. The following video, in which Sir Ken Robinson discusses creativity, the future, and education, is the video to which LaPlante referred.

I chose to write this post because everyone, whether they are connected to the brain injury community or not, requires some form of education.

Call to Action

If you, your loved one, or a friend is not getting the most from their education, or you have advice for others who are not getting the most from their education, leave your comments below this post.


Logan LaPlante for mentioning the video I used in this post; Sir Ken Robinson for expressing his views during a TED talk; YouTube for hosting the video; and all the other people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture, video, and text I used in this post.


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