The Greatest Enemy of Creativity in Schools Isn’t Testing. It’s Time.

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Many kids end up missing their chance to thrive in a public school setting due to time restrictions preventing them from expressing creativity and curiosity. Katie White is an author and educator who has a substantial amount of experience when it comes to productivity in the classroom, and she explains that when kids are unable to feel comfortable enough to express themselves and ask questions, they end up lacking the appropriate knowledge and skills to advance in testing and other areas of educational achievement.

Key Takeaways:

  • Creativity is known when seen and hard to pin down that is why personalities like Sir Ken Robinson have put schools to task to accurately test student’s creativity.
  • Karie White argues that creativity has an observable and measurable aspect that teachers should be taught about to look for.
  • She has written a book for teachers where they are taught on how they can spark the creative process in the classroom while assessing students regularly.

“Measuring and assessing such work in a way that keeps kids inspired is another matter, though, and schools aren’t known for being good at it.”

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