Why some many articles about how to be creative?
Isn't creativity natural?
Walk into any preschool class and without much teacher direction and probably with very little thought to what they are doing the students are very creative.
Look at the phenomenon created by Caine's Arcade again something done on his own outside of school.
Therefore here is my two cents on creativity:
1. It's natural and as I mentioned yesterday we need to give students more autonomy over what they are doing in school.
2. Get out of the way often teachers tend to get in the way of creativity. What we need to be doing is cultivating planting the seeds and watering the ground so that the creativity happens on its own.
Basically as long as we don't mess things up most kids are creativity each in his or her own way.