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Little room for creativity in the classroom

Most of our public schools still run on an industrial model - like a factory, where children are put into boxes according to age and ability.

This process of schooling follows the framework of historical education processes and procedures, such as standardized tests, and learning from a one-size-fits-all curriculum. It is closing the doors on passion, imagination, discovery, and problem-solving, leaving little room for creativity.

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Set children up to explore creativity

In 2015, The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) ended federal interference in State standards. ESSA was supposed to unleash a "flood of innovation" in states and districts across the country.

However, it is hard to measure creativity and innovation. Only when we

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Creativity levels are dropping

Research was conducted to test the creativity in children over a period of twenty years. The results showed the proportion of people who scored at the genius level of creativity:

Amongst 5-year-olds: 98%

Amongst 10-year-olds: 30%

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Missed opportunities

When we remove critical parts of a curriculum that lead to creativity - such as free play, music, art, recess, and gym - we can quickly squash a child's passion.

As parents and teachers, it is our place to encourage creativity. Our job is to lead and guide by example, by le...

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Education History

  • In the 18th-century, Common schools emerged and provided education to students of all ages. Parents paid for their chid's tuition and provided housing for the teacher.
  • By 1900, 31 states required students between the ages of 8-14 to attend public schools.

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A natural love of curiosity

A natural love of curiosity

Creativity can be defined as having the ability to take new imaginative ideas and turning it into reality.

When the natural love of curiosity is not allowed to blossom, we lose when it comes to potential talent and entrepreneurship.

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