Manifesto for Children

E. Paul Torrance and the Manifesto for Children significantly influence my philosophy on education.

Manifesto for Children

Don’t be afraid to fall in love with something and pursue it with intensity.

Know, understand, take pride in, practice, develop, exploit, and enjoy your greatest strengths.

Learn to free yourself from the expectations of others and to walk away from the games they impose on you.

Free yourself to play your own game.

Find a great teacher or mentor who will help you.

Don’t waste energy trying to be well-rounded.

Do what you love and can do well.

Learn the skills of interdependence.

Torrance, E. P. (1983). Manifesto for children. Athens, GA: Georgia Studies of Creative Behavior and Full Circle Counseling, Inc.

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