Creating Waves of Awareness
Viktor told me to watch this presentation of Ken Robinson, which reached almost 1 1/2 million views, and now I'm sharing it with you, all the members of our community.
Creativity expert, Sir Ken Robinson, in a witty, dramatic and entertaining manner gets us to rethink the educational system.
He asks us to rethink the priorities of education, and realize the importance of each individual, the variety of learning styles. How much more would they have to offer if creativity was not taken from them during the learning years?
Sir Ken Robinson argues that, because we educate to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers explains why we don't get the best out of people. I tend to agree that if we make everyone the same and 'homogeneous' like milk, we're all toast. That is, we are NOT all the same. Thus, we must bring out our individuality, while at the same time provide a means to further our education and our communication skills, enjoy each other's company, and share our gifts.
Although, I personally agree with much of what Sir Ken has to say, I feel must take a broader view of what makes these kids restless. A breakdown in all parts of society contributes to student restlessness, not only suppression of childhood creativity.
In "Homeopathic Think" ~ I've just created my own language there - very creative, I might say. So, in "Homeopathic Think" © - our vital force is suppressed when we drug, vaccinate, provide processed denatured foods from zapped and neutralized earth and chemically sprayed plants, with animal and dairy products filled with hormones and antibiotics and you are getting my drift. What goes in, creates what comes out.
The restless students, that come from broken homes, in poverty stricken or unloved family backgrounds, are "products" of more than just the educational systems.
The schools have been burdened for too long as 'babysitter' stations filled with unrewarded and unappreciated teachers who contend with red-tape, and administrative duties. We expect our teachers to teach 'ethics' and 'family-values,' as well as, everything else, with little support from parents or the administrative branches of the educational institutions.
Not that schools should not have the duties of imparting to students values, etiquette, the 3-R's [reading, writing and arithmetic]; but wouldn't it be easier if the schools were graced with children who came from solid loving homes?
Back to reality, how to deal with all that is wrong in society and produce educated students who flourish and express their creativity and ingenuity? Ken, has some good things to say, and if we find the best in each person and nurture their strengths through art, music, dance, and drama, we may come out way ahead with individuals who love what they do best, self assured, confident, believe in their abilities and can function as contributing members of their community and society through their creativity.
TEDTalk: "Students with restless minds and bodies -- far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity -- are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. "We are educating people out of their creativity," Robinson says. It's a message with deep resonance. Robinson's TEDTalk has been distributed widely around the Web since its release in June 2006. The most popular words framing blog posts on his talk? "Everyone should watch this."