Ken Robinson quotes

  • You can't be a creative thinker if you're not stimulating your mind, just as you can't be an Olympic athlete if you don't train regularly.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Athlete #Creative #Mind

  • Our task is to educate their (our students) whole being so they can face the future. We may not see the future, but they will and our job is to help them make something of it.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Education #Jobs #Faces

  • Being in your element is not only about aptitude, it's about passion: it is about loving what you do...tapping into your natural energy and your most authentic self.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Passion #Self #Aptitude

  • Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Children #Believe #Imagination

  • Very many people go through their whole lives having no real sense of what their talents may be, or if they have any to speak of.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Motivation #Real #Inspiration

  • The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it's to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they're valued.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Ideas #Creative #Leader

  • The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed -- it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Children #Passion #Keys

  • There is no system in the world or any school in the country that is better than its teachers. Teachers are the lifeblood of the success of schools.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Country #Teacher #School

  • It’s education that’s meant to take us into this future that we can’t grasp.
    -- Ken Robinson

  • When my son, James, was doing homework for school, he would have five or six windows open on his computer, Instant Messenger was flashing continuously, his cell phone was constantly ringing, and he was downloading music and watching the TV over his shoulder. I don’t know if he was doing any homework, but he was running an empire as far as I could see, so I didn’t really care.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Running #School #Son

  • Teaching is a creative profession, not a delivery system. Great teachers do [pass on information], but what great teachers also do is mentor, stimulate, provoke, engage.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Teacher #Teaching #Creative

  • We have to go from what is essentially an industrial model of education, a manufacturing model, which is based on linearity and conformity and batching people. We have to move to a model that is based more on principles of agriculture. We have to recognize that human flourishing is not a mechanical process; it's an organic process. And you cannot predict the outcome of human development. All you can do, like a farmer, is create the conditions under which they will begin to flourish.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Moving #Agriculture #People

  • Creativity is as important as literacy
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Creativity #Important #Literacy

  • All kids have tremendous talents — and we squander them pretty ruthlessly.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Kids #Talent

  • Every education system on Earth has the same hierarchy of subjects: at the top are mathematics and languages, then the humanities, and the bottom are the arts.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Art #Humanity #Hierarchy

  • All children start their school careers with sparkling imaginations, fertile minds, and a willingness to take risks with what they think,
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Children #School #Thinking

  • Learning happens in the minds and souls, not in the databases of multiple-choice tests.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Choices #Soul #Mind

  • Children are wonderfully confident in their own imaginations. Most of us lose this confidence as we grow up.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Children #Growing Up #Imagination

  • The arts, sciences, humanities, physical education, languages and maths all have equal and central contributions to make to a student's education.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Art #Math #Humanity

  • Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value - more often than not, comes about through the interaction of different disciplinary ways of seeing things
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Creativity #Ideas #Different

  • Teaching for creativity aims to encourage self-confidence, independence of mind, and the capacity to think for oneself.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Teaching #Creativity #Self Confidence

  • "Human resources are like natural resources; they're often buried deep You have to go looking for them; they're not just lying around on the surface You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves"
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Education #Lying #Natural

  • Never underestimate the vital importance of finding early in life the work that for you is play.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Motivational #Work #Passion

  • One of the strongest signs of being in the zone is a sense of freedom and of authenticity.  When we are doing something that we love and are naturally good at, we are much more likely to feel centered in our true sense of self - to be who we feel we truly are.  When we are in our Element, we feel we are doing what we are meant to be doing and being who we're meant to be.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Motivational #Passion #Self

  • A three-year-old is not half a six-year-old.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Years #Three #Six Year Olds

  • Most great learning happens in groups. Collaboration is the stuff of growth.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Teamwork #Growth #Collaboration

  • The dropout crisis is just the tip of an iceberg. What it doesn't count are all the kids who are in school but being disengaged from it, who don't enjoy it, who don't get any real benefit from it.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Real #Educational #Kids

  • Helping people to connect with their personal creative capacities is the surest way to release the best they have to offer.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Creativity #People #Creative

  • Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Learning #Creativity #Important

  • Human intelligence is richer and more dynamic than we have been led to believe by formal academic education.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Educational #Believe #Academic

  • You don’t think of Shakespeare being a child, do you? Shakespeare being seven? He was seven at some point. He was in somebody’s English class, wasn’t he? How annoying would that be?
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Children #Thinking #Class

  • Imagination is the source of all human achievement.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Law Of Attraction #Imagination #Achievement

  • There are three (3) principles on which human life flourishes, and they are contradicted by the culture of education under which most teachers have to labor and most students have to endure.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Teacher #Principles #Three

  • Human life is inherently creative. It's why we all have different résumés. … It's why human culture is so interesting and diverse and dynamic.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Interesting #Creative #Different

  • The answer is not to standardize education, but to personalize and customize it to the needs of each child and community. There is no alternative. There never was.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Children #Community #Needs

  • The real role of leadership in education ... is not and should not be command and control. The real role of leadership is climate control, creating a climate of possibility.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Real #Educational #Creating

  • If you sit kids down, hour after hour, doing low-grade clerical work, don't be surprised if they start to fidget. Children are not, for the most part, suffering from a psychological condition, they're suffering from childhood.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Children #Kids #Childhood

  • We are educating people out of their creative capacities.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Education #Motivation #Inspiration

  • Somewhere in, I think, the back of the mind of some [education] policy makers is this idea that if we fine-tune it well enough, if we just get it right, it will all hum along perfectly into the future. It won't, and it never did.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Educational #Thinking #Ideas

  • Many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they’re not — because the thing they were good at at school wasn’t valued, or was actually stigmatized.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #School #Thinking #People

  • Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Learning #Creativity #Ideas

  • You cannot predict the outcome of human development. All you can do is like a farmer create the conditions under which it will begin to flourish.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Development #Outcomes #Farmers

  • Curiosity is the engine of achievement.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Achievement #Curiosity

  • The arts especially address the idea of aesthetic experience. An aesthetic experience is one in which your senses are operating at their peak; when you’re present in the current moment; when you’re resonating with the excitement of this thing that you’re experiencing; when you are fully alive.
    -- Ken Robinson

    #Art #Ideas #Alive

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