TED Talk: How schools kill creativity

An inspiring TED talk by Ken Robinson (2006):


Two take-aways from this:

  1. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. As we get older, we’re conditioned to avoid making mistakes. However, without mistakes, how do we ever create anything new?
  2. People experience the world differently. What works for you, may not work for your children. Some kids work well with their minds, others with their bodies. Forcing a square plug into a round hole never works – let people be who they are meant to be.