The responsibility of ensuring the development and promotion of creativity in a classroom lies firmly in the teachers hands, and this is an aspect of education that must not be ignored. Rather than teaching students how to 'borrow' information from open sources, the teacher should encourage students to 'own' ideas that are created within their own head.
The whole point of education and motivation in the classroom is to enable a child to think for herself with the pool of knowledge at her disposal, rather than a mechanical feeding down of unnecessary and irrelevant information.
Moreover, teachers who actively do this are the ones who prepare their students for future success in the best possible manner. Teachers have to set examples for their students at the very beginning.
This will ultimately prove fruitful in the child's life, as they will use the concept of free thought and speech to take steps into areas they never dreamed of visiting before.
If a child is encouraged to be creative from a young age, she will carry this quality with her all her life, and this quality will enable her to succeed in the ruthless corporate world as and when she is ready to step into it.
Discourage conformity and challenge the child to think for herself. Do not praise neatness and tidiness too much as this restricts the child from truly expressing herself.
There are plenty of exercises and techniques that lay down the procedures one should adhere to in order to develop creativity. These tools can be found in books, over the Internet or it can simply be acquired by experience.
A teacher is merely a facilitator for the children, and this role must be understood in its entirety. All children are masterpieces in their own special way, and the best qualities in them can only be honed, if there is enough creativity, and only if, freedom of thought and speech are encouraged and rewarded with a compliment.