I am currently writing this blog while watching a two amazing artists work their magic in their music studio. They are letting the music flow and adjusting things constantly through the last hour or so. One artist is running though lyrics on his phone while the other artist is repeating the hook track over and over.
I am literally watching learning and building happen in front of my eyes. This moment reminds me of how education ought to be. There are no time limits to his creative learning. It just keeps growing and growing until it is to a point where the artist complete their learning on the track and record.
Learning in the traditional structure I currently am involved in is definitely a struggle for creatives.
As a traditional educator I along with my students are placed in boxes of time and places. Learning in the traditional structure I currently am involved in is definitely a struggle for creatives. Think about the last time you got into a groove of learning something new and it flowed. What happens to many students is they get in that groove then are interrupted when the short time bell rings and they have to move on to another piece of learning. Here is no flow like what I am witnessing today.
I have come to the realization that we as educational institutions need to better accommodate this type of learning. We need to slow down the process and let the learning flow happen. Switching gears in subjects and time disrupts learning. Students and teachers become frustrated with the process. In order to survive in the current pace of education, students and teachers end up just going through the motions. Let’s change this up in education.
Let’s disrupt education for the better and let learning flow.