"Creativity is as important, in education, as literacy and we should treat it with the same status."
"I believe we don't grow into creativity, we grow out of it, or rather, we get educated out of it."
"The consequence is highly talented, brilliant, creative (students) think they are not, because the thing they were good at was not valued but was actually stigmatized."
Robinson believes that we need to radically rethink our view of intelligence. He states that intelligence is diverse, dynamic and distinct and speaks of the "gift of human imagination."
Public education can nurture that gift or stifle it; every educator has the opportunity to encourage the creative process in their classroom and I hope that after listening to this podcast, you will be inspired to do so. As Kathy Sierra says in her blog, "Stop whatever you are doing and watch it now!" It's that transforming.