The great outdoors, its where most kids want to be when they're in class. So why not have a field trip where they can use their ideas to solve problems with nothing but what mother nature has to offer.
What about a program or class that is created where students and teachers take used or old items that are donated or found at a scrap yard that can be re purposed. This could allow students to express their creative ideas.
Today, nearly every teacher has a schedule that they create before the first day of their class which outlines what topis he/she will cover over the semester. To me this teaching strategy is bland, dry, and simplistic.