This slideshare is the story of one educator's learning about what really gets in the way of successful group creativity for teens. Teens have a tough time. I know: I was one once! At a time when their intellectual focus is critical to their future success, hormones and social pressures make this very difficult. A few years ago I discovered that, if I ignored these pressures, I could prevent some pupils from achieving. Conversely, when I changed the way I facilitated creative projects to accommodate thinking about teams and emotional intelligence, alongside the subject-based skills and learning of the individual project, I began to see surprising results. The learning that came from this is now being applied in a new project-learning programme for schools. Enjoy the slideshow.