Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Excellent talk on creativity/education

My friend Annie posted this on her blog. Everything he says rings true to me and I think he presents very valuable ideas. It's about 20 minutes long and worth the time.

But before I post it, I've always thought I would love to be involved with my kids in some kind of charter school or something that only taught the creative and active parts of education, and especially the parts that benefit from a group. I would love to homeschool my kids in math, science, languages, social studies, etc., and then take them to school for choir, orchestra, band, football, drama, etc. And if there were enough kids involved, then maybe this school's sports teams could play against the other area schools.

I don't know enough about how the system works to know if it's a feasible idea, especially within the timeframe it would benefit my kid(s). But I think it would be so wonderful. Thoughts?

Okay... watch this! Especially if you're interested in children's potential. :)




5 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I worked for a Charter School for at-rsik youth, and it was hard! It ended up getting shut down because our test scores were so low, but these were kids who didn't go to school to being with. It was unfortunate.

wonder woman said...

I'll have to come back to this. Just wanted to say I love the music. "Where I stood" is perfection to me.

Dick and Jacque said...

Em, I couldn't open or download this video. Any suggestions?

Emily said...

Hmmm... maybe try this link.

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

Liz Brown said...

I've never heard of such a thing, but that is way cool! I'd be the other way around, though, I think. Let someone else teach them math and science, but I'll teach music! At least for a couple years, until the basics are masterd.
I've heard of Charter Schools, (being as at work we handle ALL school accounts). Just didn't know what they were! I had gathered they were independantly funded, though...