Sup Y’all. It’s me . . . Ronovan. This week I’ve come up with the theme of the week. It’s a miracle we keep doing it and haven’t failed to grabbed something out of thin air. It’s tougher than you think.
If you missed out on reading last week’s entries for the theme of Innocence, click here to go there. And if you are a participant you really should be visiting all your fellow entrants.
It’s easy to join in:
This weeks theme is:
“It’s a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” Albert Einstein (Google him. There is too much to sum up in a few words.)
Having been a teacher and in the education system for a number of years, I get what Albert was talking about. At least I have a thought about it. The amazing thing is this quote was from so long ago but applies to today so well.
These days students are taught to pass standardized tests. It’s not the fault of a teacher but of the system. Some teachers can still be creative in their approach but in some areas it’s just not that easy. A child isn’t allowed to wonder about something, there is no time given to it. The child is told this is it so just go with it. What Albert feared was the lack of creativity as generations continued. What great things have been missed out on because students are pigeon holed into having to think a certain way? I taught history. If you’ve ever done that you know a big part of history is teaching the wars. What happened around them. That’s what standardized tests are mostly geared to. That’s not how I liked to teach. I liked to link everything together, like a story, so students could understand and retain information. Who read Harry Potter 10 years ago and still remembers most of the story? Think about WWI and what do you remember about that?
Don’t let the world stifle creativity. Encourage your children to think for themselves and ask questions.
See you in the comments!
Remember, Colleen and I alternate weeks here on her blog hosting the challenge.
“What makes you a poet is a gift for language, an ability to see into the heart of things, and an ability to deal with important unconscious material. When all these things come together, you’re a poet.”
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Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called Tanka Tuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, tanka prose, renga, solo-renga, haibun, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger’s hexastich, Abhanga, and diatelle poetry. Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in “Hedgerow, a journal of small poems,” and in various other online publications. She’s won many awards from participating in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, a yearly 99-word flash fiction contest sponsored by carrotranch.com, an online writing community. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for Carrot Ranch. Colleen has published a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Colleen Chesebro’s poetry blog is called Word Craft – Prose & Poetry at https://wordcraftpoetry.com/ Her author blog is found at https://colleenchesebro.com where you will find her poetry and short stories.