Clowning Around: A Serious Answer to Authenticity in the Classroom

By Nadia Chaney (Director of Training, Partners for Youth Empowerment; CIRCE Academic Council Member) The Quest to be “Authentic” As a community arts facilitator and facilitation trainer, I’ve had an important question with me for the past three years: How can a facilitator, or other group leader (teacher), be truly authentic? Now, I know that […]

LiD Opening Ceremony in Brazil

Do you remember Roberta and Taís Bento, the founders or SOSEducação? Well, they brought our very own LiD to Brazil! Very recently Taís and Roberta facilitated the first opening ceremony and topic assignment in Brazil. Each student was assigned a topic, such as ‘rice’, ‘counting systems’, and ‘leaves’. I spoke with Taís and Roberta about their experience. […]

Assessment Webinar for LiD Teachers

Welcome back to another school year! LiD teachers, are you interested in trying something new? We (SFU CIRCE) have a professional development opportunity that might inspire you. As you may know, we’ve teamed up with Spinndle to offer LiD teachers an interactive way of both tracking formative assessment and facilitating peer feedback. Spinndle is an […]

Imaginative Teacher Education: Living and Breathing the Pedagogy

By Kavita Hoonjan (Elementary IE French Immersion Teacher, member of Langley School District, MEd in IE alum, member of the CIRCE Academic Council) We want our teacher candidates to not only value imagination, but to integrate imaginative practices and an understanding of Imaginative Education within their mindset, pedagogy and teaching philosophy.  These imaginative teacher candidates must be reflective, curious, […]