These are not my words. These are the words of a student in my class today. I gave the students the task of figuring out the anagram found within name of the band called Imagine Dragons.
As I walked around the room, one of the students commented on how hard the task was. I told her that it was a creative exercise to get their minds fired up. She told me that school had “stripped her of all creativity.”
It’s pretty sad when even the students know that their educational experience is not helping them learn how to be a better thinker!