So often young students are told what they need to do, how they need to do it, what to do when they are done..everything is a directive. Being able to just create often gets swept aside with assignments and data collecting. In the art room, I like to be able to give the students amble time to just explore a material, no directions, just them and their brush (and Dave Brubeck on the stereo). The room fills with such great creative energy and the young artists are so engaged in their work they seem to lose track of time and distractions. They are also truly proud of their artistic choices.