While teaching creative thinking to my students I began to see a trend. A lot of creative thinking stems from showing them how to find connections that other people can't see. There are many tools out there to strengthen your creativity. Some of these tools such as Morphological Forced Connections, SCAMPER, and Remote Associations help fire off the connectivity that your brain is capable of but may not know how to do yet. I am using this type of creative thinking strategy to create a culminating performance task by forcing standards together that one may not have thought to do...this in turn sparks the brain to force connections and create a thought provoking, real-world, and cross-curricular project that is fresh.