How to teach Creativity in Chemistry?
This is my first time on Edutopia, so sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong spot, but I've been struggling with how to teach students to think creatively in my Chemistry class. It's my first year teaching but I really don't like how my students always just want to get their grade, just want to pass, etc. They don't seem to want to be creative and are often stumped by problems if the wording is just a bit different. I have no idea, however, where to start with that. Any ideas or advice would be greatly appreciated!