Here is a wonderful TED talk by the husband of one of my colleagues. I feel strongly that there is a creativity crisis in this country with our children being so over scheduled and not given ample time and opportunity for problem solving and unstructured play. Here Joseph thoughtfully explains how his atypical physical needs forced him to get creative. I found it to be very inspiring.
What problems or provocations do you set up in your classroom to challenge children to use their creative juices?