In last week’s blog, I mentioned research suggesting that procrastination can be a “virtue for creativity.” Procrastination, based on its very definition, has everything to do about how we use our time. The 2-minute video below answers the question: What does creativity require? “Creativity Requires TIME.” Additionally, Sir Ken Robinson suggests that there are 3 imperatives to teaching creativity in school: economic, cultural and personal. Check out his 3-minute video about why creativity is important along with his 7-minute video contending that, indeed, creativity can be taught. According to Robinson, creativity, “the process of having original ideas that have value,” can be taught. Creativity is a process (normally of trial and error), is about original thinking (not necessarily new thinking), and has value (perhaps like the Design Thinking Process – see image below) as Robinson suggests. Creativity can be taught (see the Design Thinking Process below) and can be measured or assessed (check out Grant Wiggins’s Creativity Rubric). Teaching creativity at BCS! Let’s keep on giving it the time it deserves, as well as the time students deserve learning within the creative process.