Posts Tagged ‘Ken Robinson’


Ken Robinson

February 1, 2017

On passion

The video below is of a lecture that was given by Ken Robinson, creativity expert and international advisor to education. He believes that everyone is born with extraordinary capability. So what happens to all that talent as we bump through life, getting by, but never realizing our true potential?


Art Speaks

August 29, 2013

Imagine Ken Robinson, Elliot Eisner, Mike Huckabee, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Gilbert, Steve Jobs, and Thelma Golden’s voices speaking on Arts Education in our schools. Perhaps you’ve heard them individually speak on the topic. You can hear their voices collectively in this YouTube created by Dave Heinzel, music by Radiohead, and produced by Elizabeth Marcy and the Springfield Public Schools.


Thank you to Debi Bickford, Westbrook High School art teacher, for sharing the link.


Sir Kenneth Robinson

May 16, 2013

TED Talk

imagesKen Robinson presents in his humorous way another TED Talk titled: How to escape education’s death valley. Robinson is an expert on creativity and he has proposed changing education to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.

So what is this TED Talk about? “Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.”

Robinson looks closely at what is happening in schools across the United States. He believes that the funding that is going into education is not going into the right places. Robinson is clear about the place for arts education in schools. He believes that they are important because they improve math schools and because they tap into parts of the brain that are otherwise untouched. I suggest you use 18 minutes of your time and listen to this TED Talk.


Kennedy Center on Arts Integration

April 8, 2012

Kennedy Center

Some of you may be aware of the work that the Kennedy Center has done on Arts Integration. If not, please click here to learn about it and to access their arts education information. They have a very clear definition which they use in their education programs. Recently they’ve added a just over 6 minute video on their site that I recommend to you found on the Kennedy Center ArtsEdge site. It is called Public Education in the United States, Setting a Context for Arts Integration, and includes ideas from many educators (Dewey, Vygotsky, Piaget) through time and people from today (Robinson, Pink) who are promoting and supporting what the arts have to offer in the development for our 21st century learners. Please take 10 minutes to take a look!

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