Does School Kill Creativity?

We are all born with boundless creativity. But are we educating people out of their creative capacities? If schools are undermining our creativity, What should we do about it? Inspired by Sir Ken Robinson’s famous TED talk, I will share my thoughts based on what I learnt about schools, education and creativity.

Introduction

Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk Do Schools Kill Creativity? is the most popular TED talk and has about 45 million views at the time of my writing this. Ken Robinson makes a good case on Schools kill children’s innate creative talents, But in EducationBookCast Stanislaw Pstrokonski argues against it and rips apart Ken Robinson’s ideas. In this post, I will share my views on this topic. I will first quote Ken Robison speech followed my ideas.


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Cool Mind reading trick to teach maths to kids

I taught a cool mind reading trick to my kid and she loved playing it. It’s based on math and computer science fundamentals and it has interesting things to teach kids of any age 3 or even 13. I’ll share the trick, concepts behind it and the things we can teach kids using it.


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How to make great presentations for a training session

I observed effective methods used to make an excellent presentation while attending uberconf - software technical conference. I will share some of the best practices and tips to create an outstanding presentation for a training session.

1. Communicate the Goal.

State one or all of the following.

  • Goal of the presentation
  • Agenda of what you will learn in the presentation.
  • What will be the takeaway at the end of the presentation.

You need to make sure that they feel that spending next hour or so in this training is worth their time.


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What I learnt from uberconf - Software technical conference

I got to attend the wonderful software technical conference - uberconf and I would like share summary of what I learnt from conference in this post.

Feedback about the uberconf

Before I jump on to summary of the sessions, let me share my impression about the conference. This is one the best technical conference I had attended. I tweeted

Uninterrupted flow of food for mind and body.

The best thing I liked about the conference is that the sessions are 1.5 hours long that gave us enough time to deep-dive and learn the subject. Also, the some of the longer subjects were split into two parts so that we can learn them in depth and do some hands on work. The speakers are not only experts on their subject, they are good mentors and presented their sessions more engaging style.


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Multiplication wheel - Interesting project for teaching multiplication to kids.

In this post, I will share an interesting project we can do with our kids to teach them basics of multiplication and introduce them to programming. I did this with my 5-year-old daughter and it was a huge hit.


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