Pointing to Patterns in Nature

By Sophia Sanchez Sophia is a newbie online ESL/EFL instructor. She is a passionate educator and blogs about education on her personal blog. She found her true calling — teaching — while she was juggling writing and a 9-5 desk job. Over millennia, human beings have observed that there are patterns in nature which drive […]

Imagination Champions Learning Series #2: Re-Envisioning Where/How Learning Takes Place

By Cecily Heras (MEd student, SFU; Educator; Coordinator, Imagination Champions Learning Series) On January 29 it was 8° and rainy around Vancouver.  This was boots and raincoats weather.  Ugh.  But it was our second Imagination Champions session, our cohort was excited to meet up again, and we were ready to hear from Dr. Gillian Judson […]

“Won’t students become bored with their topics?”: A Response to LiD Concerns

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. Last Spring, I had […]

Spotlight on the Somatic

By Karen Effa (Educator, MEd in IE; IE mentor) One of the benefits of being on sabbatical is a mind freed from the swirl of tomorrow’s lesson plans, providing the quiet needed to contemplate the how and why of shifts that took place in students’ psyches during certain classes. Today, I would like to share […]

Learning in Depth in a Franciscan Friary Cell

By: Kieran Egan (Emeritus Professor, Simon Fraser University) I am often asked where the idea for Learning in Depth (LiD) came from, and I usually say I’m not at all sure. Clearly many writers about education have noted the importance to human learning of specializing in something, even if they have not recommended a program […]