Ray Boarman

Queenstown, MD, United States

About Ray

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Graphic Design

An idea worth spreading

"Everything Should Be Made as Simple as Possible, But Not Simpler" Einstein

I'm passionate about

Space, Wakeboarding, The Future, Music

Talk to me about

Future possibilities, Space, Human Behavior

People don't know I'm good at

Board Sports

Comments & conversations

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Ray Boarman
Posted almost 2 years ago
Does formal education as a child hinder a child's creativity?
Well just having completed the public school system and a state university, i found at no point was i encouraged to use my creativity. I was an art major and had only a handful of those teachers allow/push me to think outside of the box. I was not happy to find even the art teachers restricting. Maybe in your area its different but i have not seen, from personal experience, any type of fostering of creativity.
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Ray Boarman
Posted almost 2 years ago
Does formal education as a child hinder a child's creativity?
I think it most definitely is. In my opinion the standardized test is one of the worst things in the school system. I think they teach you nothing. The school system is all about heres how you do it, study it, learn it, regurgitate it. Just recently graduating from college i saw it all the time. Students cramming try to "learn" the information than forgetting half of it a week later. You've got kids focusing on the grade more than the actual information on the test. You give the kids a test with right and wrong answers, your teaching them there is a right way and a wrong way. We should fostering creativity, not just the arts, but problem solving and such. Try to show them there can be ways to do the same thing in different ways. You've got the education system producing these carbon copy kids with the same mind set, thinking about the wrong and right, and only a handful thinking out of the box daring to do it differently.
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Ray Boarman
Posted almost 2 years ago
What is the key to smarter decisions?
Base your decision on facts not feelings. As humans we're naturally attached to our emotions, and we see and judge most often than not, with our "hearts" not our heads. Being honest is a plus too, just because you want a certain outcome doesn't mean it is the right or smart decision.