!nsp!re – Ken Robinson on Schools and Creativity

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”

I circle back to this particular TED talk every now and again because it resonates to powerfully with me. Sir Ken Robinson, on of my “creativity” heroes, speaks about how our school systems are set up to educate people OUT of being creative as they grow older. It’s a compelling argument and one with which I agree.

In this talk, he also shares a story about the choreographer Gillian Lynne and how her gift of dance was nearly extinguished by an educational system that did not understand the way in which she processed and absorbed information.

Enjoy one of my favorite TED talks here.