Years from now, I expect to look back on my career as a teacher librarian and remember the morning I heard Sir Ken Robinson at the SACS annual meeting talk about creativity in higher Ed. I expect to remember the morning as one of the moments when I understood very clearly that we can teach more effectively and efficiently by focusing our energies toward helping students create their own connections with their own learning. This will also be the morning I finally lost my patience for administrators and politicians who work against a culture of creative teaching and learning. There is too much at stake. We are running out of time.
I’m on the move for now. More on this later.
For now, two offerings:
My rough notes from Sir Ken’s presentation are here.
A quote from H.G. Wells:
Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe