During some recent school visits, my friend and writing partner, Linda Stanek, had teachers comment repeatedly on a lack of creativity in young students. They claim that kids are not imaginative and cannot create original stories.
We can speculate on why this would be—teachers being forced to “teach to tests,” kids’ participation in non-stop structured activities, the amount of time spent consuming digital media, etc.—but mostly I’m interested in whether it is, indeed, true or not.
I’m curious what teachers and parents (and OTs) here think about this. Is this something you notice, too?
Categories: Needle and ThREAD