© Steve Haswell - The Creative Teacher The Creative Teacher Welcome What is creativity? The Creative Teacher The Creative Teacher Teach children how to think and not what to think. Creativity is said to be the bringing into being of something which did not exist before, either as a product, a process or a thought. In fact, we are all creative every day because we are constantly changing the ideas which we hold about the world about us. Creativity does not have to be about developing something new to the world, it is more to do with developing something new to ourselves. When we change ourselves, the world changes with us, both in the way that the world is affected by our changed actions and in the changed way that we experience the world. Some people think that we were all born with the potential for exceptional creativity. But creative abilities are latent. They are like muscles that grow with use. You can increase your creative powers by using them, over and over, in every situation. Others think that what limits our creativity is our education. Training, consultancy and resources to improve teaching and learning in Primary Schools  The Creative Community  The Creative Curriculum  The word "creativity" derives from the Latin creare: to make and the Greek Krainein: to fulfill. "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein