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    There's a wealth of talent that lies in all of us. All of us, including those who work in schools, must nurture creativity systematically and not kill it unwittingly.
    — Ken Robinson
    Whether or not you discover your talents and passions is partly a matter of opportunity. If you've never been sailing, or picked up an instrument, or tried to teach or to write fiction, how would you know if you had a talent for these things?
    — Ken Robinson
    If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
    — Ken Robinson
    tags: wrong 
     
    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.
    — Ken Robinson
    tags: human  lying 
     
    You create your life, and you can recreate it, too. In times of economic downturn and uncertainty, it's more important than ever to look deep inside yourself to fathom the sort of life you really want to lead and the talents and passions that can make that possible.
    — Ken Robinson
    Now the problem with standardized tests is that it's based on the mistake that we can simply scale up the education of children like you would scale up making carburetors. And we can't, because human beings are very different from motorcars, and they have feelings about what they do and motivations in doing it, or not.
    — Ken Robinson
    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
    tags: self  energy  loving  authentic 
     
    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
    tags: mind  creative 
     
    One of the enemies of creativity and innovation, especially in relation to our own development, is common sense.
    — Ken Robinson
    Finding the medium that excites your imagination, that you love to play with and work in, is an important step to freeing your creative energies.
    — Ken Robinson
    Most great learning happens in groups. Collaboration is the stuff of growth.
    — Ken Robinson
    tags: growth  learning 
     
    One way of opening ourselves up to new opportunities is to make conscious efforts to look differently at our ordinary situations. Doing so allows a person to see the world as one rife with possibility and to take advantage of some of those possibilities if they seem worth pursuing.
    — Ken Robinson
    What we become as our lives evolve depends on the quality of our experiences here and now.
    — Ken Robinson
    tags: live  experience  quality 
     
    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
    tags: people  live  talent  real 
     
    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
    tags: world  school  success 
     
    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
    tags: development  human 
     
    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 are wonderfully confident in their own imaginations. Most of us lose this confidence as we grow up.
    — Ken Robinson
    The first task in teaching for creativity in any field is to encourage people to believe in their creative potential and to nurture the confidence to try.
    — Ken Robinson
    What you do for yourself dies with you when you leave this world, what you do for others lives on forever.
    — Ken Robinson
    tags: live  world  forever  die 
     
    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
    Learning happens in the minds and souls, not in the databases of multiple-choice tests.
    — Ken Robinson
    tags: soul  mind  learning 
     
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    To improve our schools, we have to humanize them and make education personal to every student and teacher in the system. Education is always about relationships. Great teachers are not just instructors and test administrators. They are mentors, coaches, motivators, and lifelong sources of inspiration to their students. Teaching is an art form. Great teachers know they have to cultivate curiosity, passion and creativity in their students.
    — Ken Robinson
    Sometimes getting away from school is the best thing that can happen to a great mind.
    — Ken Robinson
    tags: school  mind 
     
    Through imagination, we can visit the past, contemplate the present, and anticipate the future. We can also do something else of profound and unique significance. We can create.
    — Ken Robinson
    If you are considering earning your living from your Element, it's important to bear in mind that you not only have to love what you do; you should also enjoy the culture and the tribes that go with it.
    — Ken Robinson
    tags: living  culture  mind 
     
    Never underestimate the vital importance of finding early in life the work that for you is play.
    — Ken Robinson
    tags: work 
     
    We are all born with extraordinary powers of imagination, intelligence, feeling, intuition, spirituality, and of physical and sensory awareness. For the most part, we use only a fraction of these powers, and some not at all.
    — Ken Robinson
    We need to eliminate the existing hierarchy of subjects. Elevating some disciplines over others only reinforces outmoded assumptions of industrialism and offends the principle of diversity. The arts, sciences, humanities, physical education, languages and maths all have equal and central contributions to make to a student's education.
    — Ken Robinson
    It's education that's meant to take us into this future that we can't grasp.
    — Ken Robinson
    tags: future  education 
     
    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
    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
    tags: people  school  creative 
     
    The arts, sciences, humanities, physical education, languages and maths all have equal and central contributions to make to a student's education.
    — Ken Robinson
    Being creative is at the heart of being human and of all cultural progress.
    — Ken Robinson
    If you can light the spark of curiosity in a child, they will learn without any further assistance.
    — Ken Robinson
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