This month’s book is “Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative” by Ken Robinson. My brilliant daughter, Becky, and her brilliant partner, Sherwin got me this book for Christmas and I’m just loving it. If you take a look at Ken Robinson’s TED talks, you will become an instant fan. He’s very funny and very insightful about the sad state of our educational systems all over the world. One of his memorable lines is “we’re educating children for a world of work which won’t even exist by the time they graduate.”
In his book, Robinson observes that emotional intelligence skill development takes a back seat to the ever more competitive drive for higher marks and academic excellence. He then goes on to develop a lucid and well articulated call for educational reform. An exhilarating read for ‘recovering’ teachers like me ;-)
What do you think? Have you read it? Any suggestions for books or want to send in a review of your own? Your reviews are always welcome – just make them brief and to the point and we’ll include it in an upcoming EQ2G0.