TEDxSedona: Stop Schools and Corporations from Killing Creativity
Everyone is born a creative problem solver. The challenge is to stop schools from killing creativity which is our only human advantage over robots and AI.” — Curtis Panasuk
Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” — Mark Twain
I repair the “schooling” damage by teaching creativity workshops (in corporations and schools) to restore out-of-the boxing thinking, and teach creativity techniques so that people can be better creative problem solvers.
My mission is to make creativity techniques household words that are familiar to everyone.
I want creativity to be a conversation topic at every family dinner, and in every corporate meeting with questions such as “what did you see or do today that was creative?”
The “schooling” problem began when our education system was designed 150 years ago to train factory workers for the rapidly expanding industrial revolution, and since that time, it has been “rinse and repeat” as reading, writing and arithmetic are poured into our students’ brains.
Most students are still told to line up, sit down, shut up and listen — they are taught to be like robots, and their creativity is stifled in the rush to pour data into their heads to prepare them for the standardized tests by which our schools are measured.
Schools need to add classes in creativity techniques such as mind mapping, lateral thinking, brainstorming, attribute listing, and many more.
Our schools should be teaching reading, writing, arithmetic AND creativity techniques.