If you want to understand creativity, inspire it in your classroom and increase your own, I highly recommend Ken Robinson’s “Out of Our Minds, Learning to Be Creative”. It explains, in a clear way why it is essential to be creative, and what you can do to increase your inclination to be open-minded. He writes with wit, and challenges the complacency that dominates the American Educational system.
The author is an English author, speaker, and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education, and arts bodies. If you, or your classroom needs a jumpstart- read it!