Dec 202012

Ken Robinson On Early Childhood Education Issues

One of my favorite people to follow in the educational world is Ken Robinson. He is a very intelligent and funny individual who shares meaningful insights about education with the world. I thought I’d share a couple of his videos with you to help give you a different way of thinking about public education. When you realize how public schools “teach” your child, it may help you embrace homeschooling your child as a unique individual. Both are entertaining videos to watch, and I find the second one particularly captivating.

Ken Robinson On Schools Killing Creativity

I found this first video as I was researching Multiple Intelligence theory. In this video, Ken talks about why we need to nurture creativity in our children. Ken talks about how creativity and intelligence are affected in our schools today. It is well worth listening to the whole video (It will open in a new window). It WILL make you think more clearly about valuing the skills, creativity, and the multiple intelligences your child exhibits!

Ken Robinson On Changing Educational Paradigms

Also from Ken Robinson, I like his ideas about changing the educational paradigm. He talks about alienating kids from education in school today, the “epidemic” of ADHD, Creativity, and educating persons without killing their creativity. Homeschooling allows you to focus on your child’s educational needs, his creativity, and providing an education that supports the heart of who he is.

RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms

Avoiding Early Childhood Education Issues That KILL Your Child’s Desire to LEARN

What do you think? Does this make you want to homeschool, transform public education, or stay with the status quo?

If nothing else, Ken Robinson provides a lot of food for thought about how we are currently educating the masses of children in the world. I, for one, am for embracing non-conformity and inspiring every child to his or her own level of greatness. How about YOUR child?