"Schools can see big gains in creativity by letting students take charge of their classroom--and their learning."
This article addresses the area where I have had the most questions and discontent: adults understanding how to set objectives for themselves. When I teach traditional graduate classes I usually get two questions the most often from the students: "What do you want?" and "What can I do to get an A?" These are followed by "Can I do the same thing/read the same book/etc. that I have been doing since it seems to work?" It is sometimes difficult to get the young adults to try something new or think in a new, more creative way. This article address this issue in middle school classrooms.