Tony Buzan, the originator of mind mapping, spoke to an audience of teachers about the research pointing to a serious, global Creativity Crisis. He articulated the central role of teachers to nurture brilliance and creativity to overcome the consequences of not teaching how to learn.
His words are powerful;
...there is a catastrophe occurring; it is a demolition of creativity, a demolition of dreams.and
It is not creativity vs. curriculum or curriculum vs. creativity. Creativity is the engine of all curricula.
Watch his presentation here:
Then, watch this entertaining video of Sir Ken Robinson at TED 2006 asking, "Do Schools Kill Creativity?
Help put an end to the global creativity crisis. Recognize, value and nurture creativity.