In Praise of Idle Time: Taking LiD Outdoors

By Michael D. Datura Michael is a teacher on the unceded territories of the Salish peoples, a doctoral candidate, and occasionally a poet. He’s a member of the Academic Council for CIRCE and teaches graduate-level teachers on an Imaginative Education approach to learning. He also likes long walks in the forest. After all, while this […]

How can we engage minds online? IE has the tools.

By Brandon Hendrickson   All of a sudden, tens of millions of teachers around the globe are facing the same problem:    How do we engage students’ whole minds —through a spotty internet connection?   We’re seeing the limits to our standard educational answers. The methods many of us were taught were built for calm, […]

Activities from the “Think Tank” for Primary Children

By Holly B.F. Warren (Atelierista and creator of the Think Tank) In efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, families across the globe are doing their part and staying home for the health and safety of their communities. While parents continue to navigate educational instruction for their children, finding activities that engage the imagination can […]

Are Calls To “Be Imaginative” Stressing You Out?

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us all to re-imagine our personal and professional lives. This post is for anyone who finds this call to “be imaginative” an added stress in an uncertain time. Calls For Imagination Anyone familiar with imaginED will know that I’m a huge advocate for imagination. I believe it is one of […]

Ripples: A Journey Through Colour in the Think Tank Environment

By Holly B.F. Warren (Atelierista and creator of the Think Tank) Introduction This article illustrates the dialogues, mediums and outcomes of stain painting documented through photography, oral and written language. It was conducted by an Atelierista and an English teacher with the aid of an old smartphone, water and food colouring. The students guided the […]