American Children Losing Motivation and Creativity, Teachers Say
Creativity and enthusiasm define childhood, but American children seem to be losing these gifts, teachers say.
American children are less creative and less motivated than past generations. When teachers compare today’s children with their peers from only a few years ago, there’s a clear difference, according to Page Park, an Indiana teacher with 24 years of experience.
“They don’t know how to think for themselves, too. I do have a few kids that are really good at problem solving, but not as many. They’re not good at problem solving,” she said.