Have you ever heard a teacher make the remark, "I just can't teach my children to be creative?" It makes one wonder just what that teacher means by "being creative." Is creativity taught in a certain pattern step by step? Applegate in her book, Helping Children Write, says, "Creativity cannot be taught. It can only be released and guided by a competent teacher." (1) It is often difficult for children to reveal what is on the inside, for they have been disappointed by adults too often when they have exposed their feelings to them. One of the important facts that teachers and children should realize is that every one of us has some sort of a gift within us and it is up to us to bring that gift forth. We must stand our ground and refuse to be suppressed by anyone.
Barnhardt, M. M. (1963). Developing Creativity in Reading. Reading Horizons, 4 (1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol4/iss1/2