Howdy Fellow Creative Writing Teachers! Here's a place where we can share tips about teaching creative writing. Why not begin with the oldest of the oldest: creative writing can't be taught.
My response: writing is a skill, like playing baseball. A coach can make a player a better player. A coach can teach techniques and strategies for the game, among other things. Can a coach take a player and make him into a Yankee? Or even make him into a Cub? No, that's all a matter of inborn talent.
It's lengthy, but I use a sport metaphor to explain what a creative writer can do.