Catherine Whidden

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How Schools Are Killing Creativity

I speak about education from an unflattering point of view -- maybe because it is destroying our fascinating, curious minds.<p>I don't claim to be an expert in education. I am still a student and I speak for myself. I believe that students should have a voice in the education system today, because …

Schools to Blame for Decline of Creativity

As a gifted educator, who traveled between schools, I found most teachers wanted to be more creative in their teaching. Some of us were fortunate to …

Teaching

Pro/Con: Are schools limiting the creativity of students?

Schools are limiting creativity through forced rules and guidelines<p>By Kaylee Vasbinder<p>From year one, students are told to stay within the lines, to …

Creativity

What Sir Ken Got Wrong

<i>“We are educating people out of their creativity”</i><p><i>Sir Ken Robinson</i><p><b>Sir Ken Robinson’s ideas on education are not only impractical; they are undesirable.</b><p>…

Explore the Role of Creativity in Education

Each spring, an Olympics of creativity takes place for grade school, high school, and college-aged kids, teams from around the world who come …

Creativity

This Is How Education Kills Creativity

Is it a coincidence that pretty much all children love to write stories, have fantastic imaginations, enjoy getting messy, painting, making music, …

Education

Ken Robinson: The importance of creativity

In 2006 Sir Ken Robinson gave an unforgettable talk at TED about how to develop children’s natural capacity for creativity and imagination, and how …

Creativity in the Classroom

3 Favorite Strategies<p>1. Open-Ended Projects<p>This is one of my favorite things to do with my students -- and the students always impress me with their …

Teaching

Does Education Stifle Creativity?

Experts in creativity are sometimes damning about the stifling effects of education on creativity. In a comment on his own post on The Seven Deadly …

Creativity