I have to tell you, my creativity is pretty much nil right now, but that’s a function of overwork and too little sleep. I’m still trying, though, and getting ready to write grants to fund some of our outreach programs.
The problem is, it’s EASY to teach science badly. But to do it well–and to produce kids that treat life like a game of questions where you try to find the answers yourself, not just recite stuff you were told–is incredibly difficult.
I really enjoyed this TED talk about teaching and creativity, in particular. Also, it’s quite funny!
I liked this line:
“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”
You can find a full transcript here.