Video: Creativity and Education: Exploring Today’s Disconnect

A documentary inspired by the Newsweek article, The Creativity Crisis is in the works! A look at creativity in schools and “the imbalance that now exists between cultivating creativity and teaching the content that will be measured on the test.”

Needless to say, I can’t wait to see this!

Get out of their way!

“Kids are born curious. Period…. If you’re a child, you are curious about your environment. You’re overturning rocks. You’re plucking leaves off of trees and petals off of flowers, looking inside, and you’re doing things that create disorder in the lives of the adults around you.


And so then so what do adults do? They say, “Don’t pluck the petals off the flowers. I just spent money on that. Don’t play with the egg. It might break. Don’t….” Everything is a don’t.”

The key point Neil deGrasse Tyson makes?

“Help them explore.”

Set out some binoculars or a magnifying glass or something as equally interesting.. and most importantly get out of their way and let them explore!