Usually mine have to do with too many other things going on, I didn't have the understanding I needed to do something with the idea, I didn't have the time to develop the idea or...most frequently, I forgot about it. Take the tool Symbaloo for example. Symbaloo is website that allows you to create a "web mix" where you can create one landing page with all of your favorite websites. This is a tool I have heard about for several years. Every time I've seen it at a presentation I think, "Wow, that is a great idea. I'm going to totally use that!". Except I don't use it, I forget about it until the next time I'm enamored by it's total awesomeness and think to myself... I should have tried that years ago. But I didn't have the time right then to figure it out so I just let it slip out in to the abyss of my "maybe some day" pile.
You have one of those too right? That's the problem. We don't take the time to slow down and really implement the idea. That's the thought I'm pondering at the moment. How do we retrain ourselves to stop when we are on overload and process the ideas coming at us so that we can truly implement them.
But that's why we need each other. So here is my challenge to you, spark your creativity today! Go do it right now. Head to Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram. Search for websites and blogs of teachers at your grade level. Make the choice to take a few minutes to spark your creativity, then choose 1 or 2 and NO MORE than that. Write it in a notebook and use sketches and words to bring the idea to life. And tomorrow, when you wake up, make it happen captain!
You see, it's up to us to take these great ideas floating in our heads and implement them. An idea is just that, a static thought...until you breath life into it.