Creativity Crisis: Awakening the Creative Classroom Environment


  • Natalie Tye


This narrative acknowledges a creativity crisis enabled by a regulated curriculum and then provides a clear path for teachers to incorporate creativity into the classroom environment to nurture creative thinkers. In order to frame a creative mindset, it is critical to implement active engagement, instructional flexibility and differentiated goals during all aspects of the learning process for both children and teachers. Eight attributes have been compiled to provide teachers with a scaffold to implement a creative classroom environment with innovative opportunities, critical thinking experiences, and problem-solving instruction.