Yes, this poster has an important message for teachers, and anyone involved in the formative years of children...AND...it is true for all of us. It's never too late to re-engage with your whole body, whole brain, and whole self.
* In certain workshops, I have participants share their life's Creativity Stories - a 2-minute story about their creativity, whatever the means to them. (Sometimes I have them do this non-verbally, depending on the group and the workshop - more details on that activity coming in my book). 2 minutes means they get to the essence pretty quickly. I've been doing that for about 15 years, and one common pattern in every story (at least for pre-millennials) it that is has a time in it where their creativity was squelched by someone or something outside of themselves. It was never that they just decided on their own to stop creating, or that on their own, they though they not creative. Each story has a time when something challenged it. What happens after that varies for each person, but each has a time when their natural, organic, beautiful creativity was challenged, held back, negated, judged, blocked, punished, threatened, made fun of, etc. The younger generations grew up in a digital world where creativity is more expressed and valued, so they did not all necessarily have that same challenge. Some did. And many people they work and collaborate with did.