The Brain Fit Super Power of the Month: Empathy

By Natalie Hunniford (Educator, Counsellor, author of the Brain Fit Tool Kit and creator of The Brain Fit Super Powers school program) Brain Fit Super Powers is a school wide program that I’ve created for schools to help enhance students’ mental health, overall well being, emotional and physical health, and academic achievement. The Super Power […]

At The Intersection of Science And Poetry

By Mary Soon Lee (Award-winning poet with a cryptic Twitter handle: @MarySoonLee) I read a great deal when I was growing up. I read in my backyard, in bed, at meals, on trains, while walking home from school. I read Jane Austen, Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Elizabeth Gaskell, and James Herriott. I read short […]

Questions, Pictures, and Facts!

At the beginning of the month I shared some of my favourite LiD tips from early-LiD implementor and trainer Linda Holmes’s website.  These “tips” are ways students can keep exploring their LiD topics when feeling “stuck” or lacking ideas. Luckily, Linda has many more resources that can help us keeping the topic engaging for students. […]

Imaginative Schools, Imaginative Leadership, Imaginative Education

On Saturday, October 19, we kicked off the first session of the Imaginative Schools Network (ISN) symposium series. In this symposium series co-hosted by the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education (CIRCE) and the Centre for Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP) at Simon Fraser University, a team has been formed to investigate the […]