Reflections on the Imagination Champions Learning Series

By Cecily Heras (MEd student, SFU; Educator; Coordinator, Imagination Champions Learning Series) Just as the sun was setting with spectacular pinks and yellows on November 20, 15 K-12 educators from the Lower Mainland gathered for a fun, engaging, interactive, informative, and imaginative two hours. This was the first session in the Imagination Champions Professional Learning […]

The Heroic Classroom: A Daily Search for the Heroic Qualities and Imaginative Tools in My Lessons

By Christa Rawlings (MEd in IE; Grade 6 Teacher, Learning in Depth Teacher) I have been teaching in the Surrey School District in British Columbia, Canada, since 2002. The majority of my career has been spent working in a designated inner-city school teaching upper intermediate students.  I am very passionate about the benefits of Kieran […]

The Think Tank Environment

By Holly BF Warren (Atelierista and creator of the Think Tank) The Think Tank (Warren, 2019) environment is a setting created to celebrate, stimulate, enhance and develop creativity through connections. It is designed by the students and the atelierista/art studio teacher. Initially inspired by Loris Malaguzzi’s educational approach, where the child freely expresses his/her ideas, interests, […]

What You Model, You Teach: The World is a Miraculous Place, If Only We Can Imagine It and Act to Make It So

By Ira Rabois One of the most important lessons a good teacher teaches, beyond the subject matter, is how to live a moment or a year of moments. On the first day of classes, you teach how to meet new people, how to start an endeavor, how to imagine what might be and yet be […]

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 […]