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The Most-Viewed TED Talk Ever Reveals How American Schools Kill Creativity

So her mom brought her to a doctor to find out what was wrong, and he made a startling diagnosis.<p>"Mrs. Lynne, Gillian isn't sick," he said. "She's a dancer. Take her to a dance school."<p>She did. As education scholar Ken Robinson says in his TED Talk on creativity, Gillian went onto the Royal Ballet …

Creativity is rejected: Teachers and bosses don’t value out-of-the-box thinking.

In the United States we are raised to appreciate the accomplishments of inventors and thinkers—creative people whose ideas have transformed our …

We Don’t Need “More” Creativity…

Each person has the capacity to think of something new, unique, and (potentially) impactful. Every person has something she can (and should) …

Everyone is born creative, but it is educated out of us at school

Whenever I hear the phrase “creative industries” I’m always surprised. I ask myself, are there any uncreative industries? If so, how do they survive? Why aren’t they in a museum, next to the dodo? The world is changing at such a blistering pace that businesses without creativity at their core are …

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Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever

In his popular TED talk, Ken Robinson made the powerful point that most of the students doing work in your classrooms today will be entering a job …