This is actually a very interesting video about how schools stifle creative growth and discourage the use of the creative mind.
This is a video especially relevant to something my school Guidance Department said to the sophomore class contemplating future careers. Essentially, they encouraged those pursuing conventional jobs (doctors, lawyers, teachers etc.), while discouraging those who expressed an interest in the arts or other professions of creative expression. They basically told us that those who pursued more creative careers should consider a more realistic and reliable occupation, as we would most likely be unsuccessful in our creative endeavors.
We have a fantastic arts program at my school, and much opportunity to explore our creativity, both in the classroom and after school. However, the idea that the traditional subjects of math, english language arts, the sciences and the humanities being of higher value than the arts is something that transcends all levels of education.
It’s pretty simple: academically enthusiastic kids are encouraged, kids enthusiastic towards creative expression and the arts are discouraged, and often molded into the more ideal student, effectively stifling the creative mind altogether.
What do you think? Let us know below! Do schools stifle creative growth?
You're acting in As You Like It? :D :D :D Who are you playing as? How do you like it so far? What drew you to acting/ Shakespeare in particular?
I did As You Like It over the summer. I was Celia, Rosalind’s cousin, so I got to wear a ton of pretty princess dresses<3
The language/line delivery/conveying the concept of the show was challenging. It was the first time I had ever read Shakespeare and I had to perform it, YIKES!
But my director was fabulous. She helped us every step of the way. She really did a great job of bringing the actors AND the audience into this little world we all created together.
Shakespeare is genius. I mean, his plays are brilliant, and he honestly has some of the most complex and engaging characters in literature history.
Acting is something I’ve been doing since I was about 11/12ish. I’ve done about nine or ten productions or so. I just love performing! It’s one of my favorite things to do, and such an interesting method of storytelling!I think acting is so great because you can literally be anything, which is so liberating. I could talk about it all day! I actually have auditions for another show on Monday, yayy!
My drama department is doing “Tempest” and they did a short preview for the school today. Here are my peers reactions:
"Doth? That sounds like broth. Hahaha broth. CAMBELLS CHICKEN NOODLE POSSIBILITIES"
"What is that thing he’s clicking? Is he typing?" (They were referring to the typewriter onstage.)
"I have no idea what’s going on."
"Wow, dude did you see that? HE JUST THREW THAT SWORD. THAT WAS SO BADASS."
"Oh so that girl with Prospero, that’s his wife? His girlfriend?" (Ahhh no, try daughter :])
"Hahaha look they’re drunk."
"So that Prospero guy, he was a wizard? Or a sorceror or whatever? Like Harry Potter?"
*These are actual quotes heard from inside the auditorium during the show.*
BUT THE SHOW WAS SO GOOD GUYS