I've heard so many students (and adults) say, "I'm not creative." As if you were born with it. You aren't. It's a skill you develop. Like driving. You ever see an infant driving a car? No. I hope not. But somehow, through trial and error and fender-benders and running stop signs during your driving test... (A huge van was blocking it! I didn't know it was there! I asked the driver license person if I should back up and stop! Yes, it happened to me.) somehow you learn to drive. You may not be great. You may scare everyone (Also me. I'd rather talk or read or sleep than drive.) but you can drive. Hardly anyone says, "I can't learn to drive." Same same folks.
On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes. From MindShift
Iceland's Population Is Staggeringly Creative. Why?
The Well-Lived Life
An Introduction to Poetry
What's the point of the most rigorous lesson if students don't engage? Student engagement is key to success.