Did anyone read the article in Newsweek last week titled "The Creativity Crisis"? I found the ideas fascinating. As a new teacher it has always frustrated me with the focus on "teaching to the test", but I have a hard time trying to balance "my job" with my passion for leading students into discovery.
Hanging out with a fellow teacher this morning he said that he had heard from a teacher at his last school 5 years ago this same type of idea - that kids are falling behind other nations with their abilities to "create". Who will be the entrepreneurs and the idea-people of the future? What is our role as educators? How do I help 2nd graders develop their skills as creative thinkers? Would love to hear your ideas!