Recently Dave Conrey and I had a conversation about the state of creativity and education. And during the conversation I shared that one key piece to the puzzle is you… parents…. adults..
as a parent you have great influence over what happens at your child’s school, but also what happens at home.
in order to embrace and foster creative development we can’t put all of our focus on one age group. creativity needs to be addressed from both ends.
meaning adults need to understand and embrace creativity in order for an environment to exist where children can do so as well.
children are naturally creative, but lose that fire because too many adults view creativity as frivolous- as something only worth being a hobby- and a sure fire way for their child to never move out.
this mindset creates a cycle of adults passing their misunderstandings and fears about creativity onto the younger generation.
it’s time to break the cycle
and the first step is understanding what creativity is and what it is not
Want to help spark a creative revolution?
1. add these books to your reading list, and then actually read them.
Out of our Minds; Learning to Be Creative : Ken Robinson
The Element: Ken Robinson
The Rise of the Creative Class: Richard Florida
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