It is about creativity.
I do it daily.
That is what school should be about. Add interdisciplinary inquiry and bravery and that just about sums up a great future-ready education.
Creativity is the most important skill to develop. It is the one skill that will see you through the massive changes rocking society.
Ken Robinson asks the question, “Does school kill creativity?” Sadly, yes. At a time where it is by far the most needed skill, it does not even enter the radar of much of the old school.
That is my mission. To teach massive creativity every single day. In my mind, the revolution has already happened. I truly believe the changes are already here. The pace is going to quicken and those who cannot creatively think their way out of this situation are toast.
Thus, daily creativity training and practice. Every single day. It is a skill. Like any skill, the more you do it the better you get it. No sheets to fill out with boxes. Just pure, genuine creativity. I am doing my best to acclimate my students to this high altitude conditioning.
It is working. It is damn well working for me anyway. I am becoming a juggernaut of creative endeavor. Like I said, the more you do it the better you become. Try 6 hours a day.
This is where my creative endeavors took me today:
Developing a script for a film with 4 students titled, “Vanilla Thunder”
Rehearsed the choreography we made for the fight scene
Helped 4 students individually develop interdisciplinary inquiry from Fukushima to samurais to rap to medical marijuana.
Laid down heavy African rhythm with a couple of students on the djembes after school
Do you see anything even remotely coming close to a worksheet? Nope. You know why? Because creativity is the skill that must be taught. Again, couple that with interdisciplinary inquiry and bravery and that is what a future-proof education begins to look like.