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How The School Makes Us Unlearn Creativity And What We Can Do About It

When adults are given a box, they just see a box. When children are given a box, they can imagine a lot more different things… Maybe it’s the home for a puppy? Maybe we can make a toy car out of it?… Somehow, schools make us “unlearn” creativity. As a child, we used to be creative; but once we entered school, we learned to be discipline and to be careful not to make any mistakes. Sir Ken Robinson said in his famous TED Talk Do schools kill creativity,[1] What we do know…

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Why People Who Succeed At School Don't Always Succeed In Life

When we were small, we were taught that if we wanted to be successful, we had to study hard and get good results at school. Getting straight “A”s had to be our goal if we wanted to succeed in life. But in reality, how many straight A students do you know become really successful as they grow up? The good boys and good girls who were very disciplined at school, submitting all their assignments on time and getting good results in exams may just end up doing a job they don’t like despite the…

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5 Ways Graduate School Can Pay Off

My partner teaches at the graduate level, and the value of a graduate degree is something I probably hear far too much about, frankly. If it were left up to Susan, it’s a safe bet everybody would have a PhD. But, it’s tough to decide while you’re receiving a higher education whether or not you’re going to go all the way with it and enter the graduate level. After all, once you decide to go for the graduate level, education is serious business. It requires an awful lot of work…

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