Josie Holford, Head of Poughkeepsie Day School posted a wonderful piece about taking kindergarten back to where it belongs - back to the kids. This quote really encapsulates her view and one I think any discerning reader can appreciate: "Childhood is another country: they do things differently there." But why isn't this resonating more loudly with adults? Sir Ken Robinson, expert on creative thought and renown thinker on education states the same thing. Robinson writes that "there is a paradox. Most children think they’re highly creative: most adults think they’re not." What happens to us as we grow up? Around the globe companies and organizations are trying to compete in a world of economic and technological change that is moving faster than ever and they urgently need people who are "creative, innovative and flexible." Are we as schools providing the 21st Century with the kind of problem solvers that it needs?
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