By Stacey Goodman
While creative writing, art, and maker classes are great for relieving some of the stress of life and school, perhaps the most unreasonable burden we place on our kids is asking them to be inspired and creative on demand.
Should we really be grading students on creativity if we dont fully understand the creative process? Maybe that answer should be left for another blog, but meanwhile, it is worth exploring strategies and tricks for that will help kids get past the creative slump and do inspired, creative work.
Artists and writers have been known to get writers block and creative slumps, and they use many methods to get past them — and love sharing them. Yet students have an extra challenge. They are not asking themselves to be creative — we are asking them.