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March 11, 2010


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Marco Zecchin

Thank you Kathleen for this post!

I always try to find (or create) a reason to bring Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk to the attention of my students, fellow artists and educators. His presentation is marvelous and Gillian's amazing real life story a testament to seeing challenges (ADD and otherwise) as creative opportunities for all concerned.

Teaching creativity opens the mind to possibilities that can not be taught!!


I think it's very important for a child to be able to create and discover new ideas and concepts, but creativity is sometimes stifled in the classroom. Every child is unique and doesn't meet the one size fits all criteria and I think we need to allow for each child's individual learning style to be met in order for each child to grow to their full potential.

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